Focus group tour On Thursday, August 26th, about 30 masked aficionados of dynamic Fish Creek delta assembled on invitation from…2021 | Richard Carstensen, Bob Armstrong | RC-59 pages: BA vid-links
Mapping is one of the core skills of the naturalist. Today, that mostly means GIS (geographic information systems), here divided into ArcMap, LiDAR and IfSAR. Explore those sub-categories or view the entire JuneauNature hierarchy at this site map.
A standard step for me in scoping any new project area in Lingit Aani is to assemble all historical photography. Earliest aerial cartographic missions were by the US Navy, in 1929 and 1948. An introduction to these resources is in Historic photo missions.
If I could give one piece of advice to a high school student contemplating a career in forestry, fisheries, wildlife biology, geology, or any social science with a geographic component, it would be to take a course in GIS, the way we make ‘intelligent’ maps. Demand for facility in GIS will only increase through coming decades.
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Introductory pages to Greater Chilkat Watershed atlas As we flesh out the atlas, here’s a preview of where it’s heading.…2021 | Richard Carstensen | 7 pages
Frontyard wetlands in StoryMaps Every May is American Wetlands Month, and this year, it’s especially interesting for residents of Áak’w…
Our frontyard wetlands in StoryMaps For several years I’ve been wanting to dive into ArcGIS StoryMaps, cartography for one and…2021 | USFWS | ArcGIS StoryMap
Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series In October, 1990, with Cathy Pohl and Gretchen Bishop, I gave a…1991 | Carstensen, Pohl, Bishop | workshop materials
More the merrier Our coastal goats—since October anyway—have been hanging out in pretty small, compatible groups, dispersed all over Goatlandia…2021 | Richard Carstensen | 4 minute slideshow
Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series In February, 1991, with Gustavus master-naturalist Greg Streveler, Discovery director Cinda Stanek…1991 | Carstensen, Streveler, Stanek & Merli | workshop materials
Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series In October, 1990, with Discovery director Cinda Stanek and naturalist Steve Merli,…1990 | Carstensen, Stanek, Merli | workshop materials
Materials from the Eisenhower Math and Science series Discovery Southeast was born at Harborview Elementary, under the tuteladge of master-teachers…1991 | Carstensen, Streveler & Pohl | workshop materials
Hydrology in the point cloud. Maybe it’s all those years stippling scenes and species portraits, point by point with double-ought…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 2-minute slideshow
A fireside presentation My talk at the Visitor Center in February, 2020 explored the past 20,000 years of glaciation and…2020 | Richard Carstensen | 27 minutes
In 2008, Bob Christensen and I were 3 years into the Ground-truthing Project. During those 3 years, the Forest Service…2008 | Carstensen & Christensen | 30 pages
The Ground-truthing Project, sponsored by Sitka Conservation Society, ran from 2005 to 2010. Kenyon Fields at SCS administered the program,…2005 | Carstensen & Christensen | 63 pages
Hover over each numbered province; a click takes you to that sub-categoryRichard Carstensen | 1 page
New ideas about forest structure Seeing the forest through a deer’s eyes. Thoughts on forest structure and habitat values, resulting…Winter 2003 | Richard Carstensen | 12 pages
Bedrock geology for Áak’w & T’aakú Aaní. Units based upon a shapefile by USGS, but color coded by 6 broad…2015 | Richard Carstensen |
This document assembles aerial imagery and other GIS-based maps of Montana Creek for use by teachers in class and field.…2013 | Richard Carstensen | 22 pages
Surficial geology for Áak’w & T’aakú Aaní (Juneau area) To begin mapping surficial geology in 2015, I used landform types…2015: update 2021 | Richard Carstensen | Arc Online