Hogle, IB, JH Viers, and JF Quinn. 2007. Habitat Restoration Monitoring and Assessment: A Personal Geodatabase Design. 27th Annual ESRI International User Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA.

Conservation organizations are increasingly looking to assess the effectiveness of their habitat restoration activities. Such analyses require an accessible record of land use and restoration activities over time. To address these needs in a complex, multi-institutional land conservation and restoration initiative in Central California, we custom designed an ArcGIS 9.1 personal geodatabase to house spatial and empirical records of 20 years of habitat restoration implementation, monitoring and research at a large (40,000 acre) preserve in California's Sacramento Valley on the edge of the Sacramento River Delta. The resultant dataset was used to assess the effectiveness of various habitat restoration activities.