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Finding Refuge: Using GIS technology to unite natural, historical, cultural, and creative experiences in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota State University Moorhead


MSUM’s Center for Geospatial Studies, in partnership with the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (TNWR), is creating an interactive digital map highlighting artistic, literary, and creative experiences inspired by the natural, historical, and cultural landscapes contained in the 43,000+ acres of the TNWR. This project brings together students from the humanities and GIS students to produce collaborative works that further enhance the rich geographical and cultural history of the TNWR. Throughout the program students gain unique skills in the area of interdisciplinary collaboration, public engagement, and applied problem solving.

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Large Seed Grant - $19,560


 Kevin Zepper

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