Senate Passes GIS Day Resolution Following Successful Passage of Geospatial Data Act

November 15, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) led a Senate resolution to designate November 15, 2018 as “National GIS Day.” Senators Baldwin (D-WI), Blumenthal (D-CT), Capito (R-WV), Hassan (D-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), and Wyden (D-OR) joined Hatch and Warner in submitting the resolution.

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ACS biologist teaches workshop at 2018 Wildlife Techniques Workshop of the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society

ACS Biologist Stephanie Cobbold gave a workshop at the annual Wildlife Techniques Workshop, an event sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, to provide students and new professionals the opportunity to learn field techniques and gain experience from working professionals. Dr. Cobbold explained and demonstrated the use of several methods that are commonly . . . → Read More: ACS biologist teaches workshop at 2018 Wildlife Techniques Workshop of the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society

ACS biologist’s article on senita cactus range extension published in Madroño

A manuscript coauthored by ACS biologist Stephanie Cobbold was published this year in Madroño, a journal of peer-reviewed research articles on the natural history of Western American plants. The article describes a range extension of the senita cactus (Lophocereus schottii) in Arizona. The record helps fill a gap between records from southern California and . . . → Read More: ACS biologist’s article on senita cactus range extension published in Madroño

Bald eagle populations in Arizona continue to recover

The bald eagle was listed as an endangered species nationwide until 2007, and protection under the Endangered Species Act was reinstated in 2008 in Arizona and remained until 2011. The decline of the bald eagle was mainly attributed to reproductive failure due to ingestion of toxins associated with pesticides, particularly dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), as well . . . → Read More: Bald eagle populations in Arizona continue to recover

Arizona proposes to assume authority over key provision of the federal Clean Water Act

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which protects the quality of U. S. waters, is currently administered by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Under Section 404, developers, utilities, mining companies, and other entities working on construction projects such as dams, levees, highways, or mining, need a permit to discharge dredged . . . → Read More: Arizona proposes to assume authority over key provision of the federal Clean Water Act