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Jim Oakleaf


Fort Collins, CO

Headshot, Jim Oakleaf

Jim Oakleaf GeoScientist for The Nature Conservancy. © Jim Oakleaf

Areas of Expertise

geospatial web and desktop application development, spatial and multi-criteria decision analysis


ph. 970-484-9598


Jim Oakleaf is part of the TNC Global Lands Science Team in Fort Collins, Colorado. Within this team, Jim leads or assists with applying visualization techniques, using open source geospatial technologies and data, developing web mapping and desktop applications, integrating GIS with environmental modeling, and global/regional conservation planning. His work recently has centered on creating tools in both Brazil and Mongolia to support country-wide environmental regulations. He also is currently co-leading efforts by TNC to globally assess potential development threats and future land conversion in order to aid TNC in prioritizing future conservation efforts across our planet.

Prior to joining TNC, Jim worked at the University of Wyoming teaching geospatial technologies and applying these technologies to natural resources issues in Wyoming and across the Rocky Mountain region. When not working, Jim can be found skiing, backpacking, and fishing throughout the Central Rockies.  

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