AMHERST, Mass. - Conservationists may someday be able to monitor environmentally sensitive regions with a few clicks of a computer mouse, tracking land use and wildlife populations, and making decisions based on the very latest information, thanks to a University of Massachusetts project funded with a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project combines the expertise of Dana Slaymaker, of the forestry and wildlife management department, and Edward Riseman, leading a large team from the computer science department. The team has done extensive work in re-creating 3-D environments from aerial images. Other team members include Howard Schultz, Allen Hanson, Paul Utgoff, Eliot Moss, and Kathryn McKinley, all of the computer science department, and Jack Finn, of forestry and wildlife management.