Kick Off Meeting

The Vegetation Mapping Program kick off meeting was held on December 13th at the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District office in Santa Rosa.  Thanks for the great turnout! The meeting provided an opportunity to get the word out on the mapping program and to hear ideas and input from map stakeholders and potential end users.  Tom Robinson, the mapping program manager, outlined the goals of the program, introduced the mapping team, discussed program development/fundraising, and reviewed ways to get involved.  Mark Tukman, the mapping team project manager, presented the Vegetation Mapping and Remote Sensing Advisory Committee and reviewed the technical mapping approach.  A question and answer session followed the presentation.

The kickoff was attended by numerous stakeholders and vegetation and habitat map end users. Attendees represented numerous groups and organizations, including the following:

  • AECOM
  • Audubon Canyon Ranch
  • Baseline Consulting
  • Botanical and Ecological Consulting
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • City of Santa Rosa
  • County of Sonoma Permit and Resource Management Department
  • Open Space District Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • LandPaths
  • Marin County Parks and Open Space Department
  • NOAA – National Marine Fisheries
  • Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness
  • Pepperwood Preserve
  • Planet Horticulture
  • Private Landowners
  • Prunuske Chatham Inc.
  • San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
  • San Francisco Estuary Institute
  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
  • Sonoma Ecology Center
  • Sonoma Land Trust
  • Sonoma State University
  • United Winegrowers for Sonoma County
  • Wine Country Group Real Estate
  • Environmental Planning and Engineering Firms

The slides from our kick off presentation are available here. Audio of the meeting and video of the accompanying slides is provided below via YouTube. Notes from the question and answer session can be viewed here.