|Dr. Matthew Clark
||Associate Professor, Sonoma State University
||Remote sensing of land cover and forest properties; multispectral, hyperspectral, lidar and SAR; GIS analysis and modeling; landscape ecology and conservation.
||Conservation Program Coordinator, ESRI
||Involved in vegetation mapping programs (CNPS, NPS). Upcoming Conservation Planning textbook. Expertise in web-based mapping and cartography for conservation.
||Chief Technology Officer, PRBO Conservation Science
||Web application development to deliver extensive geographic & database content at PRBO (CADC). Core product development and custom application design and implementation at GIS software companies (ESRI, Autodesk, Geogroup).
||Manager, Conservation Planning Program, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District
||Ecology, Riparian Ecosystems, Invasive Plants, Ecological Restoration, Watershed Assessment & Planning, Regional Integrated Planning.
|Dr. Jordan Golinkoff
||Forest Carbon Analyst, The Conservation Fund
||Dr. Golinkoff is an expert at using LiDAR to help map, measure, and manage forestland in Northern California. Dr. Golinkoff, a Forest Carbon Analyst for the Conservation Fund, uses his forestry and mapping expertise to help the Conservation Fund monitor and value the amount of carbon sequestered in its forest lands.
||President, Kass Green and Associates
||Remote sensing methods development, program management, accuracy assessment. Recent high resolution vegetation mapping projects: Grand Canyon Nat’l Park, Nat’l parks of Hawaii and American Samoa, benthic habitats of Texas, Horry County, S.C.
|Dr. Todd Keeler-Wolf
||Senior Vegetation Ecologist, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program, Biogeographic Data Branch, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
||Dr. Keeler-Wolf is an expert in classification and mapping of California vegetation, leads the vegetation program in CDFW, and has developed detailed vegetation maps and data driven classification systems for large areas of California. These products are used in various ways for resource and conservation assessment.
|Dr. Maggi Kelly
||Professor, UC Berkeley
||Remote sensing, GIS, vegetation mapping, webGIS, environmental monitoring, participatory GIS. Director of the UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF).
||Wildlife Biologist, Prunuske Chatam, Inc.
||Sonoma County-focused native fish and wildlife research, monitoring, and restoration; habitat assessment and management planning for parks, including Taylor Mtn. and Sonoma Mtn., and for watershed stewardship programs.
||Director of Forestry Mexico Project, Climate Action Reserve; Senior Researcher/Project Developer with Spatial Informatics Group
||Managed the stakeholder work group that developed the policies for the California compliance protocol and principal author of the same protocol now adopted by the State of California. Expertise in vegetation mapping, forest inventory, growth and yield analysis, forest valuation, carbon assessments, and landscape planning. Develops analytical tools to support inventory and carbon analysis. Currently working with an international stakeholder working group to identify policies for the develop of a forest carbon protocol in Mexico.
||Vegetation Mapping and Inventory Group Leader, USDA Forest Service Region 5 Remote Sensing Laboratory
||Coordinates the cooperative vegetation mapping and monitoring program between the USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE. Expertise in vegetation mapping, forest inventory, remote sensing, and GIS.
||Conservation Planner, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District
||Prioritization methods for open space acquisition and management; landscape ecology and GIS applications; analysis and mapping for local conservation and recreation plans.
||Research Program Specialist, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP)
||Coordinates the cooperative vegetation mapping and monitoring program between CAL FIRE and the USDA Forest Service. Expertise in vegetation mapping, forest inventory, remote sensing, GIS, habitat modeling and fire behavior. Develops analytical tools in support of forest and rangeland assessments, pre-fire planning, and renewable energy development.
||Vegetation Ecologist, Prunuske Chatham, Inc.
||Sonoma County-focused native plant research, monitoring, and restoration; vegetation mapping and management planning for parks, including Taylor Mtn. and Sonoma Mtn., and for watershed stewardship programs
||Tukman Geospatial LLC
||Vegetation Mapping and GIS. Large vegetation mapping projects including Grand Canyon National Park, numerous CA National Forests, and Horry County, SC.