Course Description

Course ID: 
Technical / Software
Continuing Education Units: 

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced GIS users to explore advanced ArcGIS techniques for analyzing fish telemetry and fish habitat data.  We work with Fish Tracker: A ArcGIS Toolbox for kernel density estimation in animal home ranges (Laffan and Taylor, 2013). In addition to working with Fish Tracker, we will explore advanced ArcGIS Model Builder and Linear Referencing techniques for fish habitat mapping. 

After completing this course students will be able to:

·       Use the ArcGIS Fish Tracker Toolbox.

·       Use ArcGIS Model for fish habitat modeling

·       Use ArcGIS Linear Referencing for fish habitat modeling.


Laffan, Shawn W. and Matthew Taylor. 2013. Fish Tracker: A GIS toolbox for kernel density estimation of animal home ranges that accounts for transit times and hard boundaries.  20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia 1-6 December 2013.

*Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes, government employees, nonprofits, students and AFS, NAEP, NEBC, TAEP members.

You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at (425) 270-3274. Online registration is strongly encouraged.

Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements.



Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

This hands-on course is intended for natural resource scientists with intermediate to advanced GIS skills. 

More Information

Course Topics

·      Linear Referencing for Fisheries Event Data Management

·      Geometric Network Tools for Stream Network Analysis

·      ArcHydro Tools for Fish and Stream Data Analysis

·      ArcGIS Model Builder for Habitat Suitability Modeling

What to Bring

A laptop with Arc GIS version 10.1 or 10.2. Pen or pencil, and paper if you do not want to take notes in your manual. Drinks and snacks will be provided each day. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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