Kelaine Vargas

Kelaine Vargas
Urban ecologist, Urban Forest Map


Kelaine Vargas is an urban ecologist and project manager of the Urban Forest Mapping Project. She studied landscape architecture and ecology at North Carolina State University and continued research in the field of urban ecology as a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin and for several years with the U.S. Forest Service. Outside the Urban Forest Mapping Project, she works as a consultant helping entities make better use of their natural resources as they work toward achieving sustainability.


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Kelaine Vargas (Urban Forest Map)
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The Urban Forest Mapping Project will map every tree in San Francisco using online input from community members as well as official data, and calculate the ecosystem services the urban forest is providing. This web-based, open-source application makes use of crowd-sourced data from "citizen scientists" to help us use our urban natural resources to increase sustainability. Read more.
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