We believe in community building at all scales – the local to the global.
- We have been a part of nearly $200,000 of small grants that created Spearfish Local and provided support to small farmers, hired over a dozen college interns, and created a local food advisory council.
- We are writing grants for the Western Hills Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Spearfish, South Dakota. They need to upgrade and expand their facilities, as well as funding veterinary care for extraordinarily ill or injured animals.
When we work with industry, often their user communities are global in nature. From software firms to natural building companies, we look across the world to build connections and enhance their users’ experience. Some of the formal communities with which we are associated are:
- The Booth Society, the Friend’s group of the DC Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery and Archives,
- integrated Geospatial Education Technology and Training
- Association of American Geographers,
- Association of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing,
- Conservation Remote Sensing Network (CRSNet), and
- The Project Management Institute
We attended the International Straw Building Conference in Methven, New Zealand in March 2016, and we had such a great time meeting everyone!