Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 23, 2022

3 big studies on East Bay’s creatures, plants and wildfire risk

Berkeleyside  reports

A first-of-its-kind analysis looked at the health of East Bay wildlife, from bats to bobcats and salamanders to steelhead. Two major mapping projects will dive deep into vegetation and wildfire hazard.

Three major East Bay land studies are underway or recently completed under collaborations of public land managers including EBRPD, EBMUD, Alameda and Contra Costa counties and Berkeley and other local cities.

They include:

  • A wildlife survey, already completed, covering lands of EBRPD and EBMUD.

  • A fine-scale vegetation map, showing 3-D images covering all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Completion is likely in a few years.

  • A related wildfire risk map, based on vegetation, and topography, also covering all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Completion is likely in mid 2023.

Read article at   3 big studies on East Bay’s creatures, plants and wildfire risk


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