Wild Harvest Initiative Makes Progress Acquiring Big Data

Very interesting project which effects sportsmen and women, of all interests and levels, all across North America. I will be following it with interest so stay tuned.

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In a recent update from Conservation Visions Inc., the Wild Harvest Initiative has made significant progress acquiring data from public online sources and jurisdictional representatives. The initiative, funded by SCI Foundation and a coalition of hunting organizations, is working to estimate the value of recreational wild protein harvest from the 15.5 million hunters and 37 million anglers across 69 U.S. states, Canadian provinces and associated territories.

A harvest database is currently being developed into a custom graphical user interface. Once completed, wildlife agencies, researchers, and conservationist can use this information to identify existing gaps and address weaknesses across North American study areas.

Objectives for the next quarter include continuing database development, calculating harvest biomass for select species, collecting more angling harvest data and building additional support for the initiative.

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The Wild Harvest Initiative is the first attempt to systematically quantify wild protein harvest on such a large scale and seeks to…

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