This post was originally published on Sonoma County Veg Map. As a companion study to the vegetation mapping program, Dr. Ralph Dubayah from the University of Maryland is producing a map of carbon sequestered in Sonoma County’s live vegetation. This work is funded by NASA (read more in this press release). When natural vegetation (biomass) is … Continue Reading »
Rare plants are finally moving out of the regulatory gray area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proposing a regulation that will provide a mechanism for projects to go forward that may have impacts to certain plant species designated as “rare” under the Native Plant Protection Act.