The Redlands Institute was closed on June 30, 2014. Since 2000, the Redlands Institute served as a research and consulting resource for faculty and staff, and for prestigious public and private partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, state of California agencies, and local government and nonprofit organizations.
During that time, the Redlands Institute developed a specialization in applying geospatial science (GIS) and technology to solve problems and improve decision-making. External partners valued the Institute’s commitment to working through a transparent, collaborative process to develop data, modeling, and decision support tools that were both scientifically rigorous and useful to managers. These tools have helped partners to understand complex systems, build consensus, evaluate impacts, optimize resource allocations, and plan strategically for the future.
The Redlands Institute provided significant value to the University, securing sponsored research funding, contributing to scholarship, and raising the University’s visibility with local, state and national partners. Its staff played a key role in the evolution of other spatial programs on campus, and in the professional development of faculty and students, including more than 50 undergraduate interns.
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