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NEW NATURAL RESOURCE MAPS UNVEILED

The University of the Virgin Islands Eastern Caribbean Center and the Nature Conservancy announce the unveiling of the Rapid Ecological Assessment maps for the island of St. Croix.
The mapping of the island’s vegetation and marine communities will create baseline data that will permit researchers, natural resource managers, planners and developers to understand the natural resources that may be impacted by human activity and to assess change over time.
Prepared utilizing a geographic information system –– a computerized system that links maps to data –– the REA describes the various vegetation and marine communities present in the Virgin Islands, at a level of detail never before available. These maps can be used for conservation and development planning, natural resource management and fire suppression planning.
Interested members of the public are invited to attend a presentation on the REA on May 2 at 10 a.m. at the Student Activities Center on the St. Croix campus of UVI. For further information, contact Mr. Dayle Barry at UVI at 693-1030.

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The University of the Virgin Islands Eastern Caribbean Center and the Nature Conservancy announce the unveiling of the Rapid Ecological Assessment maps for the island of St. Croix.
The mapping of the island’s vegetation and marine communities will create baseline data that will permit researchers, natural resource managers, planners and developers to understand the natural resources that may be impacted by human activity and to assess change over time.
Prepared utilizing a geographic information system –– a computerized system that links maps to data –– the REA describes the various vegetation and marine communities present in the Virgin Islands, at a level of detail never before available. These maps can be used for conservation and development planning, natural resource management and fire suppression planning.
Interested members of the public are invited to attend a presentation on the REA on May 2 at 10 a.m. at the Student Activities Center on the St. Croix campus of UVI. For further information, contact Mr. Dayle Barry at UVI at 693-1030.