Latest News: Introducing the 2019 International Trainer Profiles

The International Scholarship Program is designed to allow conservation GIS practitioners to attend the Esri User Conference and SCGIS Annual Conference held in California every summer and to allow them to take specialized three-week GIS courses organized for the scholarship recipients before the conferences.  These courses are provided jointly by SCGIS, Juniper GIS, Esri, UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, and UC Berkeley Blue Oak Ranch Reserve.

This year the International Scholarship Program is hosting the first ever Global Summit Meeting of all Train the Trainers (TTT), some of whom have been teaching SCGIS classes and organizing national SCGIS conferences for a decade!

Learn more about the participants attending this year's program!

Featured Story

The 2019 SCGIS Annual Conference is happening July 15-18 and this year's theme is "Bridging the Nature-Human Divide". 

Whether you are attending in person or unable to attend, we would like to invite you to add your projects to this collaborative story map related to this year's theme!


Our Mission and Vision

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) is an all-volunteer, U.S. based 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) assists conservationists worldwide in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through communication, networking, scholarships, and training. Membership is open to anyone looking to engage in a GIS community to help them achieve their personal or organizational conservation goals.

The mission of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) is to build community, provide knowledge, and support individuals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and science for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.