New Project Tracker online forms enhance EcoAtlas' regional capacity for habitat restoration project tracking, assessment and reporting. Partners can now upload and edit project information and approve projects for display on EcoAtlas. Project Tracker meets the important need of providing tools for partners to manage their projects and display information on EcoAtlas, a tool for visualizing the condition and extent of California's aquatic resources.
The key benefits of Project Tracker include:
- Enables users to upload and edit project information through easy-to-use online data entry forms.
- Provides a framework for interagency and interorganizational collaboration based on common tracking methods and information.
- Enables improved analyses of changes in habitat extent, landscape-scale conservation planning, evaluation of progress towards meeting conservation objectives, and partnership building.
- Provides tools needed to track and analyze landscape change, and improves ability to strategically conserve important habitats in the future.
As more projects are added, EcoAtlas’ reporting tools will be able to assist with landscape-scale conservation planning efforts, prioritizing of restoration areas, leveraging of restoration resources, tracking of progress towards meeting conservation objectives, and reporting on restoration funding.
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California's EcoAtlas provides access to information for effective wetland management. EcoAtlas is a set of tools for generating, assembling, storing, visualizing, sharing, and reporting environmental data and information. The tools can be used individually or together, and they can be adjusted or tuned to meet the specific needs of environmental planners, regulators, managers, scientists, and educators. The maps and tools can be used to create a complete picture of aquatic resources in the landscape by integrating stream and wetland maps, restoration information, and monitoring results with land use, transportation, and other information important to the state’s wetlands.
This project expands the current capabilities of the wetland project tracking system for the monitoring and assessment of California’s aquatic resources to meet the project tracking, assessment, and reporting needs for current and planned habitat restoration in the San Francisco Bay-Delta and Central Valley.