The Coeur d’Alene Trust Data Management
Client: Successor Coeur d'Alene Custodial and Work Trust
Location: Kellogg, Idaho
The Coeur d’Alene Trust’s data management goals are to promote secure, consistent, and efficient management of data throughout the extended timeframe of activities undertaken in the Upper and Lower basins of the Coeur d’Alene River in Northern Idaho. The Data Management System (DMS) developed by MFA is used as the repository and resource for all Coeur d’Alene Trust data and documents associated with investigation, design, construction, and monitoring work completed by the Coeur d’Alene Trust.
MFA has been able to integrate a robust DMS, managed by experienced scientists (geologists, chemists, Geographic Information Systems [GIS] analysts) who have the skills necessary to understand and manage various data types.
The Coeur d’Alene Trust has entrusted MFA with the management of all data and documents used by the Coeur d’Alene Trust. MFA has created databases and libraries for historical and current analytical data, work plans, reports, photos, survey and mapping information, and design plans and specifications. MFA has organized hundreds of documents and data for samples that have been collected throughout the basins, and is able to quickly locate relevant information when needed. MFA has developed data collection and data management protocols that are summarized in a data management plan that is followed by the numerous consultants working for the Coeur d’Alene Trust. Through the use of GIS and Environmental Visualization System© platforms, MFA is also able to effectively present data from the DMS in ways that are visual and easy to understand.