When Terry started, LiDAR – aerial imagery that uses laser to map river-basin topography – didn’t exist. Nor were GIS – Geographic Information Systems – or, for that matter, high-tech sonar-based river surveys in widespread use.
For a variety of organisms—including amphibians, birds, and plants—evolutionary adaptations to road effects can arise in just a few generations.
King County ecologists document species prior to river construction projects to plan for protection and relocation efforts, if necessary.
With three decades of experience in the field of environmental protection, Josh Baldi begins 2017 with a King County perspective.
Semhar Abraha is the first trainee in the new Stormwater Services Engineering Internship Program.