Meet the EnviroAtlasTeam
EnviroAtlas is a collaborative project developed by researchers at EPA in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Landscope America. The growing team of Project Partners continues to work together to make sure EnviroAtlas includes the best available data, research, and analysis. The EnviroAtlas Development Team includes EPA, partner agencies, contractors, and a growing number of contributing organizations.
Anne Neale, Project Lead
Laura Jackson, Task Lead: Community Component
Megan Mehaffey, Task Lead: National Component
Rose-Marie Moore, Task Lead: Web Application Development
Other EPA Researchers: Jeremy Baynes, Jay Christensen, Ellen Cooter, Jessica Daniel, John Darling, Donald Ebert, Keith Endres, John Iiames, Taylor Jarnagin, William Kepner, Drew Pilant, Ann Pitchford, Donna Schwede, Barb Walton, James Wickham, Sean Woznicki
EPA student services contractors and research fellows
Tatiana Bogdanova, Ferdouz Cochran, Megan Culler, Amy Davis, Chelsea Fizer, Elena Horvath, Alexandra Mackey, Michael Mangiante, Stephanie Panlasigui, Samuel Pardo, Brian Pickard, Daniel Rosenbaum, Arik Tashie, Wei-Lun Tsai
EnviroAtlas is a collaborative project led by EPA researchers. It features both government and non-governmental partners. EnviroAtlas is part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable and healthy communities and safe and sustainable water resources.
Read more about our project partners and their role with EnviroAtlas:
- USDA United States Forest Service (USFS)
The USFS Exit is best known for managing National Forest land, but they are also the largest forestry research organization in the world. EnviroAtlas includes many data layers that have been created with the peer-reviewed USFS i-Tree Exit software, which quantifies the stormwater, air quality, and many other benefits associated with urban trees. EPA researchers have expanded upon these products by translating urban forestry benefits into quantitative health and economic outcomes at the community-scale. EPA and USFS continue to explore collaborative efforts to enhance the EnviroAtlas.
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
The NRCS Exit works with private landowners to assist, educate, and encourage stewardship practices designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. As a leading agency in soils research and development, NRCS products provided the foundation for soil data included in EnviroAtlas. This information can help guide land management practices and educate communities about the importance of soil health to the future integrity and function of valuable ecosystem services.
- United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The USGS Exit provides impartial scientific information on the health of our ecosystems and environment. They lead the National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Exit, which analyzes the distribution and conservation of common plants and animals. Most of the EnviroAtlas national-scale data layers on biodiversity and species richness are based on GAP models. EPA and USGS continue to explore collaborative efforts to enhance the EnviroAtlas.
- LandScope America
The National Geographic Society Exit, in collaboration with NatureServe Exit, has developed LandScope America Exit. This unique web-based tool combines photos, data, and research to support individuals and organizations trying to conserve critical land throughout the country. EnviroAtlas is working with LandScope to develop data and share maps.
- Forest Trends
Forest Trends Exitworks to conserve forests and other ecosystems through the creation and wide adoption of a broad range of environmental finance, markets and other payment and incentive mechanisms. Their Ecosystem Marketplace Exit is the leading global source of information on environmental finance, markets, and payments for ecosystem services. EnviroAtlas was able to incorporate data on ecosystem markets and market enabling conditions though a collaborative effort with USDA's Office of Environmental Markets and Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace.
- USDA Office of Environmental Markets
The Office of Environmental Markets Exitcoordinates environmental market activities across the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and helps to develop the tools, resources, and information necessary for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in environmental markets. EnviroAtlas was able to incorporate data on ecosystem markets and market enabling conditions though a collaborative effort with USDA's Office of Environmental Markets and Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace.
Developing EnviroAtlas tools, resources, and data requires the technical support of EPA contractors. A few key contractors and subcontractors that contribute to EnviroAtlas include:
- Innovate!, Inc.
- CGI Group Inc.
- RTI International