SDE Feature Class
biota, California, Mendocino County, Vegetation, Garcia River
The goal of the project was to create a baseline vegetation map depicting existing conditions within the study area at the time the base imagery was flown in 2005. The vegetation map will be used by TNC to track changes that may occur to vegetation and associated wildlife habitats over time, to better understand the distribution of oaks and related tanoak which may in the future be susceptible to sudden oak death and to contribute to building a better statewide vegetation map on lands where TNC has conservation interest.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) contracted Aerial Information Systems, Inc (AIS) to develop a vegetation map covering approximately 23,800 acres (~37 square miles) of the Garcia River Watershed east of Point Arena. The mapping area is split by the north coast and outer north coast range floristic provinces as defined by The Jepson Manual - Higher Plants of California, Hickman.
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