Tiffany Stram

GIS and Technology Specialist

Tiffany manages the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Geographic Information System and ensures the Alliance’s technology needs are met. 

Ice Age Trail Alliance, GIS Specialist, Tiffany Stram

Tiffany joined the Alliance staff in 2008. She manages Alliance’s Geographic Information System, keeping Trail and Land information up to date. In addition, she coordinates GPS mapping efforts, creates and maintains print and online interactive maps, and is part of the team dedicated to keeping the Alliance’s hiker resources (Guidebook, Atlas, and Databook) up to date. Tiffany is also responsible for keeping the Alliance’s IT systems up and running.

Tiffany continually infuses GIS throughout the Alliance Headquarters by providing staff with GIS tools for performing GIS analyses. She admits she is strangely thrilled to know her efforts to produce fresh, clean, and accurate data assists hikers, who rely on it to orient them to the Trail. In addition, she is excited to be expanding the digital mapping presence on the Alliance’s website. Ultimately, her GIS work ensures other agencies and organizations have up-to-date information about the Ice Age Trail.

Tiffany looks forward to GPS data collection outings where she explores new segments or small communities on her way to the trailhead. She is charmed by the point-to-point nature of the Trail. It starts at one end of Wisconsin and ends at another, taking people far beyond their cars and immersing them in nature’s healing properties.

Outside the office, Tiffany enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, almost anything outdoors, and taking in her kids’ activities.

Favorite Ice Age Trail Segment:

Tiffany’s favorite segment is The Milwaukee River Segment. As Tiffany says, “The nice thing about this segment is I can ride my bike from my house and take the Eisenbahn Trail to the beginning of this segment for a nice active outing. The Trail, as it heads east from the Eisenbahn Trail, goes around the perimeter of a DOT mitigation area and it always surprises me with an abundance of wildflowers. It then ambles into a wooded area with a long boardwalk before coming out on Sandy Ridge Road.” (Milwaukee River Segment spans a second Atlas page.)