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Date of Award

Spring 2024

Document Type

Masters Field Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Hollenhorst, Steven J.

Second Advisor

Wang, Grace A.

Third Advisor

Hoffman-Krull, Kai


The Islands Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps-sponsored program in the San Juan Islands that blends ecological restoration fieldwork with a hybrid field and virtual educational certificate conferred by Western Washington University. The ICC has been using an ArcGISbased field data collection system for the last one and a half years to meet annual and grant reporting requirements, improve restoration implementation efficiency, and begin asking research questions about restoration implementation tactics. This project used the Balanced Scorecard, a strategic planning methodology to provide direction for the data collection system and used process documentation methodology to create detailed documentation that acts as a guide to manage and edit the pre-field, fieldwork, and reporting processes of the field data collection system.




data, data collection, data science, conservation, restoration


Western Washington University

OCLC Number


Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Islands Conservation Corps

Subject – LCSH

Geographic information systems--Data processing--Standards; Restoration ecology--Fieldwork--Washington (State)--San Juan Islands; Restoration ecology--Geographic information systems--Standards; Internship programs--Washington (State)--San Juan Islands

Geographic Coverage

San Juan Islands (Wash.)




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