PNW EFR Website and database creation
From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:32 PM
To: Youngblood, Anthony – FS < >; Burks, Matthew C -FS < >
Cc: Wilson, Todd – FS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: PNW EFR Website and database creation
I’m glad you pointed out the RNA site – I agree it is a good model. A less obvious feature buried in that site is an interactive map of all the NFS research natural areas available to scientists:
Just a wild guess here as I don’t work on it – but could this be a useful feature for the Science Support Network on SharePoint? Perhaps a small database of research sites and opportunities in an Access Web App might be useful? I’m kind of getting the idea of a “matchmaking service” for PNW researchers and available research sites. I’m attaching a spreadsheet I created really quickly with the data from the OSU site for the locations specific to the forest service ( perhaps for no reason other than the RNA sites and the map interest me, and I want to have a handy reference back to it). Some ideas to expand the potential utility of a hypothetical “matchmaking” database might be to include other publications in TreeSearch done at the specific RNAs, and maybe the species available to study at the site. I’m not sure what that would end up looking like, but the idea interests me.
For the other part, I think you’ll be pleased to learn that Tiffany has built up a section for Experimental Forests and Ranges on the upcoming Drupal Site, and it is indeed modelled after RMRS:
Matt, the example content linked at http://www.fsl.orst.edu/chef/index.htm would make great content for an ESRI “Story Map” for our (ten?) experimental forests and ranges – the linked page http://www.fsl.orst.edu/chef/about2nd.htm really lends itself well to that medium.
All of the EF&R have really fascinating histories and research legacies that make for good stories.
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