Sandra Coveny (firstname.lastname@example.org) lives in Portland, Oregon, and works on projects where social and environmental justice intersect. She is a freelance writer, applied conservation biologist and fundraiser. The tools of her trade include writing, community bridging, and GIS.
Some recent projects include:
—Supporting the formation of a collaborative organization whose mission is in service to traditional knowledge an information sovereignty for tribal communities working toward resiliency in the face of climate change.
—Project co-lead and fundraiser with Yvette Leecy for Winged Nation, a Tribal member-initiated effort to bring back cultural heritage around regenerating the lands of the reservation. The first phase of the project is a book (in progress) funded by East Cascades Audubon: Birds of the Warm Spring Reservation.
—Co-lead the first Traditional Knowledge forum at the Society for Conservation GIS annual conference to help bridge conservation activists with the Original people’s whose lands are, or were, where conservation projects occur (Monterey, CA July 2018, July 2019).
—Together with Dr. Indranil Mondal of Wildlife Institute of India, formed the Society for Conservation GIS India Chapter (August 2018).