Dawn Hartley, Senior Geographic Information Systems Analyst/Programmer (Seattle), joined The Wilderness Society in 1997 and uses GIS to evaluate ecological impacts associated with transportation systems and oil and gas development.
Recent work includes method development for interactive oil and gas volume calculations, analysis of Environmental Impact Statement alternatives for both national forests and monuments, and design of build-out scenarios to model oil and gas development. Build-out analyses compare the ecological impacts associated with current conditions, proposed development and conservation alternatives.
Conservation alternatives are designed to enable resource extraction while minimizing habitat and species impact by employing alternative drilling techniques, staged development, surface use restrictions, and timing restrictions.
Ms. Hartley received a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho.