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Dr. Jordan Golinkoff Joins Veg. Mapping & Remote Sensing Advisory Committee

The Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jordan Golinkoff as the newest member of our Vegetation Mapping and Remote Sensing Advisory Committee.

Dr. Jordan Golinkoff

The committee advises the mapping team on state-of-the art mapping techniques and methods. Dr. Golinkoff is an expert at using LiDAR to help map, measure, and manage forestland in Northern California. A Forest Carbon Analyst for the Conservation Fund, Dr. Golinkoff will add to the Advisory Committee's LiDAR and forest mapping expertise.

Dr. Golinkoff is one of the nation's leading experts on forest carbon project development, monitoring, and verification. He joined The Conservation Fund in 2005 and has extensive experience in forest inventory and projection methodologies, statistical analysis, and carbon accounting practices and standards compliance. A trained forester and Climate Action Reserve and California Air Resources Board approved verifier, Jordan is responsible for forest inventory design and carbon offset registration for The Conservation Fund, the nation's largest seller of verified forest carbon offsets. Jordan has a B.A. in Computer Science from Yale University, a Masters of Forestry from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in forest mensuration and biometrics from the University of Montana.

Vegetation Mapping and Remote Sensing Advisory Committee

The Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping Program is excited to announce our Vegetation Mapping and Remote Sensing Advisory Committee!  This committee will provide expert technical advice to the District and mapping team throughout the course of the project.  Our committee members have deep expertise in varied fields including remote sensing, botany, ecology, wildlife, carbon mapping, forestry, and GIS.  We are thrilled to have such a high caliber group of advisers to guide us as we map the vegetation and habitats of Sonoma County.  The district and the mapping team is in the process of forming other committees and working groups that will provide specific guidance and expertise;  these committees will be introduced as they are established.  The table below lists the Vegetation Mapping and Remote Sensing Advisory committee members, their affiliations, and their particular areas of expertise.

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