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Thank You for taking your valuable time to visit our website. I.R.I.S. has been designing, developing, integrating, implementing, and supporting state-of-the-art Forestry, Natural Resource, and Environmental Information Systems since 1995. Our reputation for delivering innovative, rugged, low-cost systems that work day-in and day-out under harsh conditions is based upon:
Our Mission: Our mission is to distribute Conservation Technology around the world - while also helping people work faster, cheaper, and better. We have provided cost-effective, highly-reliable, Award-Winning Forestry, Natural Resource, and Environmental Information Systems for over 20 years. If your organization owns, manages, protects, utilizes, researches, restores, or has other impacts on Forestry, Natural Resources, or the Environment, then you would probably benefit from our products and services! Why our mission (and your help) are important.
Long-Term Vision: Our long-term vision is to establish distributors in every country of the world to implement/adapt U.S. Conservation Techologies. This is necessary because the environment, ecology, working conditions, and human factors vary greatly from one place to another. We intend to provide low-cost ruggedized PC's, ultra-rugged handhelds, specialized software, mapping data, and services to 2cd and 3rd world countries to: improve natural resources management and conservation; reduce waste and improve utilization; improve multiple-use management; support long-term planning and sustained yield; optimize landuses and reduce environmental impacts; protect unique natural areas and rare/endangered species; reduce global warming and upheaval; as well as help people work faster, cheaper, and smarter. Please email distributorship inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strong Leadership: The Founder and Director of I.R.I.S., Charles (Chuck) Nilsson, has over 35 years of education and experience that make him a leader in his field. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with joint degrees in Forestry, Business Management, and Natural Resource Information Systems from Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. In addition to working his way through college, he has worked for International Paper Company (as a Field Forester); ESRI Redlands (as a Lead ArcGIS Applications Programmer); and the Research Branch of the USDA Forest Service (as an ArcGIS/Remote Sensing Specialist). He is grateful for many honors and awards, including an Edna Baily-Sussman Fellowship; #1 NYS Tree Farm Inspector; "1st Place Overall" in a nationwide Natural Resources Software Contest; Businessmen of the Year; the USFS's “Point of Light” award, and Who’s Who. Since 1995, he has served as the Founder/Director of I.R.I.S.®. To date, he has helped develop and developed the following systems:
- A National Award-Winning forestry data collection/analyysis program.
35+ Years Of Expertise: The staff at I.R.I.S. can provide you with over 35 years of formal education and field experience in Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environmental Information Systems. This includes experience in most major hardware platforms, operating systems, peripherals, software, and data, including:
MS Windows, UNIX, Apple MacOS/iOS, MS-DOS, CMS, VMS, MVS, and PRIMOS
Best Manufacturers: In this day and age when the "almighty dollar" seems to rule people's purchasing decisions, we know that even one hour of lost time can quickly erase any initial savings in your computer systems. Our ability to provide you with highly-reliable, trouble-free systems that work day-in and day-out starts with suppliers who produce high-quality products, including:
Sound Business Practices: The I.R.I.S. philosophy draws from proven management theory and practices, built upon a solid foundation of traditional values and beliefs. This enables our employees to achieve their full potential, while providing you with people who are genuinely interested in your objectives and treat you with courtesy, respect, and integrity. Our philosophy is built on the following principles:
Powerful Computer Techniques: Our approach to information systems is built upon powerful theory and techniques, tempered by real-world practical experience. The following techniques help ensure that your systems work day-in and day-out, make you more productive, and give you a competitive edge:
Comprehensive Solutions: I.R.I.S. is committed to making information technology as simple as possible for you by supplying all the components of comprehensive, integrated solutions. Our "turn-the-key and go" solutions include:
Being A Good Neighbor: In addition to our work in natural resources work, I.R.I.S. has helped make the world a better place by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars in free services over the years to worth-while organizations such as:
Levant Christian School
St. Thomas Reading Clinic
Womens' Services Of Chautauqua
Freedom Farm For Runaway Youth
Family Support Center Of Corry
Women's Care Centers Of Erie
The Good Shepherd Mission
Hope Vision Ministry
Adoption By Choice
People Who Care: More than anything else, our ability to provide you with cost-effective Information Technologies that work day-in and day-out is the result of people who care. This includes organizations and people who have supported our mission with their time and talents; suppliers who make high-quality, reliable computers, software, data, and peripherals; staff who know how to use, apply, integrate, and support these technologies; and clients who are willing to use Information Technologies to improve Natural Resources Management and Conservation.
Information Technology is THE KEY to improving
Natural Resources Management and Conservation -
while also helping people work faster, cheaper, and smarter!
Our products and services almost always save more than they cost!