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Audubon Alaska

Tory Elmore is Audubon Alaska’s GIS Analyst. Tory has worked in conservation GIS for ten years, creating maps to tell stories, support policy decisions, inform scientific research and land management practices, promote sustainability and habitat conservation, and inspire others. Inside and outside of work, she is an avid cartophile: reading, studying, and creating with maps. She is passionate about GIS education, radical geography, and participatory GIS. On weekends and holidays you can find her, map in hand, on a long distance backpacking trip, climbing a big wall, or rappelling through a slot canyon.

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Keynote Presentation -
Saturday June 3rd 6:45PM

What’s New with the Southeast Alaska Birding Trail

In 2019, Audubon Alaska and its partners, the US Forest Service and Juneau Audubon Society, launched the Southeast Alaska Birding Trail, a virtual guide to 200 birding hotspots across the Alaska Panhandle. After three years of COVID-19, Audubon is re-launching the birding trail with a brand new web and mobile application, making planning a trip and visiting the birding trail easier and more accessible than ever. App developer Tory Elmore will share what’s new with the birding trail and demonstrate the exciting new application.

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Audubon Alaska: Alaska's Important Bird Areas

"Because habitat loss is the most serious threat facing bird species across North America and around the world, Audubon’s IBA program is a site-based initiative to address habitat loss through community-supported conservation."
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Audubon Alaska: Southeast Alaska Birding Trail

"In addition to the vibrant and prolific birdlife, Southeast Alaska is home to rugged mountains, thousands of maritime islands, spectacular glacial fjords, highly productive estuaries, and towering old-growth trees."
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Audubon Alaska: Climate Change in Alaska

"It can be difficult to digest so many changes at once and try to understand patterns and processes associated with these phenomena. At Audubon Alaska, we utilize maps as a way to understand the natural (or unnatural) world around us and prioritize our work."
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