Spatial Conservation Planning

The Spatial Conservation Planning Team provides spatial modeling, geospatial analysis, and mapping services to the Audubon network. The team’s main areas of focus are strategic conservation and restoration planning, landcover-change analysis, home range estimation, animal movement modeling, and tracking conservation progress. Some examples of our work include coastal conservation blueprints co-developed with state and regional offices, conservation strategy scorecards co-developed with national strategy leads, and identification of important migratory stopover locations and climate strongholds in collaboration with the Migratory Bird Initiative and the climate team. The spatial team also manages the Important Bird Areas program. Current team members include Joanna Grand (lead), Carrie Gray, and Zachary Posnik.

Spatial Conservation Planning Team
Joanna Grand

Joanna Grand

Director, Spatial Conservation Planning

Photo of Carrie Gray smiling at the camera. She is wearing a gray knit beanie, a white and red patterned scarf, and a blue winter jacket.

Carrie Gray

Boreal Conservation Specialist

Zachary Posnik

Spatial Ecologist