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Steve Baird

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Research Analyst, GIS
Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603
(907) 226-4655

My primary responsibilities at Kachemak Bay Research Reserve include GIS support and web site maintenance. I also serve as a research assistant on a variety of KBRR's projects. GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is the mapping and analysis of spatial data. GIS is used as both a research tool (analyzing geospatial data) and a component of our education program (producing maps to present information to the public). I hope that my work will lead to a better understanding of the complex factors affecting the productivity of Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet, as well as a means to transfer that knowledge to a variety of people. I believe that a better understanding of the way the Bay works will ultimately lead to better stewardship of the resources that many people depend on.

Before moving to Alaska, I spent most of my career as a bird biologist. My work has taken my from seabird islands in Newfoundland to the tropical forests of Central America. When not at work, I enjoy exploring the Kachemak Bay area by foot, boat, ski, or fishing rod with my wife and two children.

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