2022 SAG Award Winners

Nevada Department of Wildlife

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Project Goal

Streamline data collection workflow during aerial surveys of wildlife populations and integrate cloud-based technology to access data and summaries in real-time.
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Business Problem Solved

Reduces reliance on hand-written notes, provides reviewable audio recordings to validate recorded data, transmits data to a centralized database allowing information to be visualized and analyzed immediately after flight. This streamlined workflow provides a rapid understanding of survey results and the status of wildlife populations across broad geographic landscapes. Ultimately, allowing biologists to make quicker and more informed decisions about the wildlife they manage in a rapidly changing world.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS AppStudio, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS QuickCapture, ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder

Development Team Biography

-Cody McKee, Wildlife Staff Specialist, Elk Coordinator, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 10 years of service

-Jinna Larkin, GIS Coordinator, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 4 years of service

-Joe Bennett, Supervising Game Biologist, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 6 years of service

-Kody Menghini, Game Biologist, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 11 years of service

-Scott Roberts, Game Biologist, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 15 years of service

-Cody Schroeder, Wildlife Staff Specialist, Mule Deer Coordinator, 11 years of service