Last month the Sierra Nevada Conservancy released the State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests Report detailing the urgent need to address declining forest health in the Sierra Nevada Region. Now, they have added a new interactive version of the report, providing a visual story about the impacts current forest conditions are having on all of California.
This interactive map will take you on a journey through several key issues from the report, allowing you to explore the information in more detail. In addition to beautiful and impactful photos, slides within the interactive map allow you to pan, zoom, and examine in finer detail some of the data used to create this report, including:
- Where forest thinning treatments have occurred in the past
- Sierra Nevada fire history
- How the Sierra is connected to all of California via the rivers that feed the Delta and California’s aqueduct system
- And more…
Click an object or area on the map to learn more about the data in that spot. The drop-down legend located in the top center of the slide defines the data layers available on each map.