River conservation on a watershed scale is not for the faint of heart. The folks at Washington Water Trust are heroic in their efforts and their achievements. Here's a little bit of their story.
We're still hammering out the last few details for mastering the power of human flight. Until then, making 3D maps comes in as a close second.
Next time you bite into a delicious filet of grilled salmon, thank your lucky stars that there are folks out there doing this riparian restoration work.
Not stoked about a grizzly bear tearing through your tent and devouring your sack of trail mix? Yeah, us neither. We gathered data from 25+ organizations to create a map that shows where in grizzly country food storage regulations must be followed.
It's a big complicated story, this growing food in Whatcom County. These are our neighbors, they're doing good work and trying to solve some of the biggest issues of our day.
Sometimes a picture alone is worth a thousand words. In this case, we were able to have our cake and eat it too.
Canoeing every creek and river in the Teanaway Basin would be the only way to get more information than this map provides. If you end up putting that trip together, call us. We'd like to go with you.
We thought we had the best job ever...nope. These guys do. At least we got to visualize ourselves out there on a boat and live vicariously through their incredible work while we mapped their data.
The beauty and the curse of digital map making: we were able to create this map while sitting in an office on the mainland watching it snow. We didn't even have to set foot on that tropical paradise of an island...someday maybe we'll go groundtruth it.
Going fishing in the Teanaway basin? Here's a cheat sheet for you. More importantly, this map shows how trout and salmon species are faring in different stretches of the watershed.
Traditional graphs do one thing well: they serve as a tried and true, time tested sleep aid. Luckily we're in a golden age of data visualization.
We had to figure out where the lynx and the elk frolic together. This map overlays critical lynx habitat and elk range, presenting managers with a tool to easily discern where both species can be protected simultaneously.