For Oregon Public Broadcasting, EarthFix and PBS Newshour. The deadly landslide in Oso, Wash., highlighted the need for accurate maps of landslides and landslide risks. But those don't exist. USGS hasn't made one since 1982. Oregon and Washington have better data than most states, but theirs is a patchwork. We used it and other sources to make a map of what's known and what's been studied.
My first project for Oregon Public Broadcasting and its environmenal reporting team EarthFix. For a sries on symptoms of Climate Change, EarthFix reporters delved into the issue of bigger, smokier wildfires. As part of that project, we produced this map visualizing wildfires from 1992-2011, based on a new database from the U.S. Forest Service. Write-up coming soon on how it was put together.