Apps for Oak Trees: Can social media help save a forest?

From the East Bay Express: a nice article by Caitlin Esch about mobile apps, citizen science and environmental science. The article features the OakMapper, and ken-ichi ueda's iNaturalist, and UC Davis' Roadkill Observation System. The article includes a nice history of the OakMapper, including our early days wrangling faxes and hand-drawn maps, and the early inspiration for the site: the USGS Earthquake Mapper.