Elias grew up in Bowdoin, Maine where he spent much of his younger years outside - riding bikes, hiking and exploring nature. Upon graduating from Warren Wilson College with a degree in sustainable forestry, he moved to Northern California to join the AmeriCorps program and become part of the hardworking team at Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT). Always interested in technology, Elias began flying drones three years ago as a hobby and quickly integrated his love of photography and flying things into his daily out-in-the-field stewardship work with the Land Trust. Today he is a Part 107 FAA Certified Remote Pilot advancing monitoring processes in remote areas and sharing beautiful landscapes from above with BYLT's conservation community.
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- D20. Using Drones to Enhance Land Trust Monitoring and Outreach Programs
October 13, 2018
10:30 AM - Noon