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August CreekSpeak: Mapping Putah Creek: Historical Ecology of the Putah - Cache Floodplain
Join Putah Creek Council's fourth CreekSpeak talk of 2019 on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
From its headwaters to the point where it enters the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Putah Creek travels through 4 counties - and much of its route is located on private property. With so little of the creek publically accessible, mapping technologies like GIS (geographic information system) are critical for understanding the intricacies of the creek as it flows through such a large watershed. GIS data can be more complex than a simple map - it can be used to analyze vegetation, elevation, and much more - and that's what JayLee Tuil, Ph.D., will be sharing with us at this event.
JayLee is a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis and spent much of her Ph.D. working on a mapping project of Putah Creek. Join us at this CreekSpeak event to hear her findings and learn what she uncovered about Putah Creek!
The presentation begins at 7pm at the Davis Branch Library Blanchard Room (315 E. 14th Street, Davis).
The talks alternate between Davis and Winters on the third Thursday of the month*. Additional talks in 2019 will include:
- Fish & Flora in a Mediterranean Climate with Prof. Valerie Eviner & Dr. Matt Young (September 19, Davis)
- The Putah Cache Bioregion Project Revisited with Prof. Rob Thayer, Prof. David Roberston, Prof. Peter Moyle, and Dr. Dennis Pendleton (October 17, Davis)
*The July presentation will be on the third Wednesday to avoid conflict with the Winters Summer Concert series.