Base Camp - Human Ecology Mapping workshop

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Human Ecology Mapping with Mazamas

Human ecology is a science that takes a systems approach to understanding human-environmental interactions at multiple scales. These interactions can include visible connections, such as hunting, hiking, mushroom harvesting, taking photographs, snowmobiling, and other activities. They can also include invisible connections such as the importance or meanings that people associate with a particular mountain, meadow, seascape, or other location. By capturing these complex connections in the form of computerized maps, human ecology mapping makes it easier to combine them with other mapped data, such as vegetation types, geological formations, and transportation networks.

This evening around the fire at Bark's Summer Base Camp we will hear from the Mazama's Stewardship and Advocacy Manager, Adam Baylor about the importance of emerging methods for mapping values on public lands, some of the findings of their work with Portland State University, and how you can get involved with these efforts!