For those who do not get these updates from the Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program – I wanted to make sure you were aware of this program and the amazingly detailed data layers they are producing for everything from Lifeform distributions to Cropland maps. Enhanced Hydrologic Datasets and Impervious Surfaces all in support of stream and watershed planning, and even some enhanced Contour Viewing software!! Fun fun fun…
The use of these new LiDAR maps was super helpful for us at OAEC towards more accurately locating and mapping the legacy of all the old roads, haul roads and skid trails from the days of clear cutting as part of our new CFIP Stewardship Plan: http://oaec.org/wildlands/oaec-publishes-wildlands-preserve-stewardship-plan/
For those of us “topophiliacs” – there is a ton of really fascinating and potentially very useful tools here – thanks to our tax dollars well spent IMHO!