ERDAS IMAGINE, a product made by ERDAS, Atlanta, Ga., has been chosen by Prairie Plains Resource Institute to further its ongoing prairie restoration, conservation, education and community development project. Prairie Plains Resource Institute is a conservation organization founded in 1980 and based in Aurora, Neb.. It is dedicated to restoring Nebraska’s ecosystems for education, research, stewardship and community development.

The organization is using ERDAS’ software in its landscape-scale conservation project along the Central Platte River Corridor. The project is a pro-active attempt to guide and coordinate resource use in the Central Platte River Basin between the cities of Columbus and Grand Island. To aid in discussions of management of river related resources, the organization often needs some sort of graphic representation as a base. Prairie Plains Resource Institute staff will use ERDAS software to perform landscape scale analyses using satellite imagery and digital elevation models. Visit www.prairieplains.org.