Rare Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow

There will be a rare total lunar eclipse tomorrow … well not that the eclipse is rare, but it will be happening at the same time as the blue moon and supermoon, an event that has not happened in over 150 years.

In the LA area, you will need to get up early to see it.  The full eclipse begins 4:51am with the maximum at 5:29am:



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CNPS Conservation Conference 2018

The CNPS Conservation Conference will be held next week at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, February 1-3.  This conference only takes place every 3 years, so it is a big event when it happens.

ESRI is donating two ArcGIS Pro packages to be auctioned off.  You can find the auction (plus others) at the conference’s auctions page.  You can also have a chance to name a newly discovered rate plant!  Click below to check out the conference and sign up.


NorCal URISA Public Forum on NAIP

Reduced funding from federal partners are causing the USDA Farm Service Agency to explore funding and licensing options for NAIP. NorCal URISA is holding a public forum to have a conversation across the community about NAIP and perhaps bring more use cases and needs forward that might otherwise go unaided. A representative from USDA is planning on attending this meeting and giving a short overview, after that there will be an open discussion about use cases for how you have been using NAIP. Your use cases will be assembled for our friends at the USDA and Save the NAIP so that they can have more examples about the far-reaching benefits of this valuable dataset.

The in-person meeting will be held on January 25th, 2018, from 2pm to 4:30pm PST at: West Sacramento Galleria – 1110 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691.

There will also be an online webinar for the meeting as well. Please register in advance if interested.