Publication Date

2016

Committee Chair

Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Nader Afzalan, Ph.D.

Abstract

This project developed alternative recreational trail map and elevation profile for Sonoma North Coast Protected Lands Complex (SNCPLC). The clients of this project were the Sonoma Land Trust and the Wildlands Conservancy. The recreational trail map was developed for three properties in Sonoma County: Little Black Mountain Preserve, Pole Mountain property, and Jenner Headlands Preserve. This alternative recreational trail map met the clients’ need to monitor the properties. The project identified more opportunities use for more diverse groups of people. Suitability analysis and least cost path approach were implemented to determine suitable trail in the SNCPLC. This suitability analysis was performed using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3. The project also included the creation of elevation profile and mileage computations for the suitable recreational trail highlighted in the final map design.

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