The Ecological Mapping, Monitoring and Analysis (EMMA) group supports informed management of public lands in the West. EMMA’s team of trained ecologists and biologists collect data in upland, wetland and aquatic habitats, using protocols developed by our own team and by partner agencies. Our GIS and data specialists map wetlands and riparian areas and assist EMMA scientists with data analysis. We provide direct support to partner agencies to help them answer questions about the effectiveness of land management actions and report on the ecological health of public land resources. As part of our commitment to science-based public lands management, we provide professional development opportunities for early-career scientists who are interested in pursuing applied science careers in agencies or universities.