Accessing Information on MT’s Animals, Plants, and Biological Communities Webinar-May 26th!
Accessing Information on MT’s Animals, Plants, and Biological Communities
Thursday, May 26th 12pm MST-Register here
Presenter: Bryce Maxell from Montana Natural Heritage Program
Information managed by MTNHP includes taxonomy, biology, ecology, and conservation status information for nearly 8,000 plant and animal species and nearly 150 terrestrial and aquatic communities, nearly 1.7 million animal observation records, over 182,000 locations where a formal structured animal survey protocol has been followed, predictive distribution models for animal and plant species, species occurrence and wetland and riparian mapping polygons that are used in environmental reviews, land cover mapping, and land management information. We deliver this information via staff facilitated requests and web applications that include the Montana Animal and Plant Species of Concern reports, the Montana Field Guide, the Natural Heritage MapViewer, and the Species Snapshot. In this presentation, we will provide a brief overview of how local conservation districts and watershed groups can access information via our websites. We will also spend some focused time on recent updates to our Species Snapshot and Montana Field Guide applications that allow users to create custom species summaries and field guides using spatial, taxonomy, and conservation status filters.
Bryce Maxell completed a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Economics at the University of Puget Sound in 1994. He received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for a yearlong independent study of the natural history of Australia and New Zealand in 1994 and 1995. Bryce completed his Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana in 2009 where he completed a state-wide status assessment of, and constructed predicted habitat suitability models for, Montana’s amphibian and reptile species and examined the population demographics of Columbia Spotted Frogs. Between 1996 and 2015, Bryce conducted field inventories for a variety of animal species in Montana. During his time in Montana he has authored or coauthored three books, a dozen peer reviewed publications, and 40-plus professional reports on amphibians, reptiles, bats, small terrestrial mammals, birds, terrestrial mollusks, and fish. Bryce is currently the overall Program Coordinator for the Montana Natural Heritage Program in the Montana State Library in Helena. The Montana Natural Heritage Program strives to be the state’s source for reliable information and expertise to support stewardship of our native species and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern.
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