SEC Maps Help Residents Get Their Bearings

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a map worth? For many Sonoma Valley residents, maps displaying the regions burned in October’s wildfires have been invaluable. Three such maps produced recently by Alex Young, our geographic information systems (GIS)...

How Our Research Helps Sonoma Valley Thrive

When Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department was tasked with reducing sediment pollution from roads in the Sonoma Creek watershed, they knew that clear, precise data would be essential to getting the job done. Sonoma Ecology Center was able to help....

New methods for tracking old waterways

The Press Democrat has a story on how our own Alex Young, GIS manager at Sonoma Ecology Center, is working with historical ecologist Arthur Dawson and others in an effort to map Sonoma Valley’s waterways before they were altered by settlers: Sleuthing for Sonoma...

Arundo donax: a thirsty weed

By Alex Young, GIS Manager For the past several months Sonoma Ecology Center has been mapping invasive weed Arundo donax throughout the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. The first phase of mapping was to identify large stands of the water-loving weed from aerial photos...