Ecosystem Restoration Camp - Altiplano

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This is a temporary page describing work in support of Ecosystem Restoration Camps (ERCs)

Here's my CV, Paul Cereghino



Sample Products

I am organizing product development at five scales. Click on image for viewing options and download. I am a little unclear the relative value and purpose of site vs. neighborhood scale, and so am focussing on Site and Vicinity at this point.


depending on parcel boundaries currently unknown to me, and mainly used to camp site planning and design.

SITE - This shows 1m contours and concentrated flow pathways


including areas within a quick walk of the camp, and including the watersheds draining through to camp?

This shows all drainage pathways with concentrated flow greater than 1 ha on a aerial photo. shows catchment area in watershed containing camp site, including flow pathways and contour lines


Defined by the perimeter of the Barranca de las Aguzaderas catchment, the hydrologic setting for the proposed camp.

  • - KMZ files can be viewed in Google Earth and includes 1 meter contour lines, and water flow pathways receiving more than 1 ha of runoff for the Aguzaderas watershed.

a larger format slope analysis with flow paths and six slope classes (0-2.5-5-10-15-25+) A larger format aerial with contours and water flow path. Color rendering of elevation, with a hillshade, and a coarse drainage pathway analysis. Slopes in four classes with approximate camp footprint Elevation in 10m intervals with camp site, Aquzaderas catchment, and general flow paths


focused on the Quipar River headwaters, an presumed "project area" for restoration

This shows a drainage pathway analysis within the upper Quipar catchment with 1st and 2nd order flow paths removed Slopes in four classes from 5m LIDAR, with vicinity highlit


incorporating the entire Segura River Basin, used to show project context

Showing camp site within Quipar, within Segura watershed on road map


mainly for "you are here" view of the Iberian peninsula.

Other Work

Work To Date

Under development... i don't have all steps up here yet. Mostly focused on short term design support and eye candy


Personal Work Plan

(This is not rigid, but is being shared so that I can get feedback)

I am focused an acquiring and developing GIS capacity to support, 1) early communications materials, 2) grant applications, 3) ecosystem restoration planning, and 4) camp vicinity design work.

Proposed sequence (very open to revision):

  1. Acquire available DEMs and familiarize coop with DEM-based derivatives; wait on further work. (WORKING)
    1. Generate some sample images, PDFs to support design work, and some light KML exports that others can use in Google Earth (WORKING)
    2. Establish nested study area units both for display, and for reducing file size for export and sharing (WORKING)
    3. Package initial work for download (WAIT FOR DEMAND)
  2. Explore other topical data sources (veg, water, etc...) in conjunction with light research (NOT YET):
    1. land cover, coupled with vegetation classification schema, and keystone species targets.
    2. hydrology data, coupled with local watershed planning


  • Camps are where the value of the system is delivered, therefor from a Lean Management perspective, camp operations is the "pull" that drives coop activity. All products link back to value delivered through camp operations.
  • Application of my skill set to the effort requires that I understand context, and GIS development is a good practice for building familiarity with a new region.
  • GIS capacity is expensive and limited, but produces information products that are unique, and useful both technically and socially.
  • GIS products link back to core topics for restoration and camp planning: hydrology, land cover, slope, aspect, elevation; and so GIS acquisition is best coupled with research on socio-ecological topics, to clarify the value and use of different data sources.


  • Platform for aggregating topical research documents and synthesis with other campers.
  • Identification of others who should be in a GIS circle.
  • Development of GIS product needs by other circles, particularly ecosystem restoration plan, and camp development.
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