Thursday, February 16, 2012

GeoSpatial staff kicks off National Park Service project

At the end of January, GeoSpatial Services analysts Andy Nadeau and Kathy Kilkus traveled to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas to kick off a new collaborative project with the National Park Service.

The two spent a day and a half in meetings with National Park Staff from the park and Chihuahuan Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network. They created an outline for the park’s Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA). They also toured the park, receiving first-hand knowledge about key natural features, including gypsum dunes, marine fossils, and the well-known El Capitan rock formation. The highlight of the trip was a seven-mile hike into McKittrick Canyon. GSS will be working on the Guadalupe Mountains NRCA through the summer of 2013.