Jana Pedersen is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with over seven years of experience; she joined ERO in 2005.Jana
uses GIS for data analysis and interpretation, spatial analysis, data management, map composition, and environmental impact analysis.Her
close coordination with the project scientists and planners enables her
to create maps that clearly convey information and assess other GIS needs and requirements.Her
software expertise includes ESRI's suite of GIS products (and extensions such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst), Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and Google Earth
is also familiar with computer languages such as Visual Basic and Google Earth's Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Land Management Planning.Jana
compiles data, creates maps/figures, and performs analysis for natural resource management, open space conservation, and recreational use plans.
Natural Resource Assessments.Jana
has provided comprehensive impact analysis for various natural resources including wetlands, wildlife, vegetation, and soils.
Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species Evaluations.Jana
has extensive experience mapping, analyzing, and modeling habitats and potential habitats for threatened and endangered species.She
also provides GIS support and mapping for biological assessments and biological evaluations.
provides GIS mapping and analytical support for environmental impact statements (EISs) and environmental assessments (EAs).Her NEPA experience includes impact analysis for natural gas drilling, pipeline expansion, water projects, and highway construction and expansion.
Environmental Resource Assessments.Jana
has provided comprehensive impact analysis to various environmental resources including wetlands, wildlife, vegetation, and soils.
Geographic Information Systems.Jana
uses GIS as a support tool to capture, store, update, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.
has applied GIS mapping capabilities to cultural resources based on State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) cultural database in conjunction with a Cultural Resource Specialist.
Environmental Justice Analysis.Collected and compiled various 2000 Census demographic and socioeconomic datasets from the U.S Census Bureau American FactFinder website
for reports and maps to support an Environmental Justice Analysis.
uses GIS to perform surface hydrologic analysis; she
has modeled watersheds using Digital Elevation Models (DEM) and the USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and ESRI's
Utility Network Analyst to analyze stream networks.