Bigfoot  Trail  Alliance

Jason Barnes

Introducing our Board of Directors:

As the paperwork begins to be filed with the state and feds for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status, we wanted to slowly roll out and introduce our board of directors. Meet Jason Barnes, GIS Specialist:

Jason Barnes

Originally from Michigan, Jason traveled west as a teenager to get a taste of the mountains. He was immediately hooked and soon began working seasonally in Yosemite National Park while also pursuing backpacking, rock climbing, and photography. While working for the National Park Service he was introduced to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Soon after, he moved to Northern California to attain a certificate, and later a Masters in GIS. He served as an officer for the Northern California region of the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) for five years. While living in Humboldt County, Jason discovered the Trinity Alps Wilderness and Klamath Mountains and began using his GIS skills toward citizen science projects involving lake bathymetry, glacier monitoring, and trail advocacy. When not hiking in the wilderness, he can be seen cycling the trails and roads of Humboldt County, exploring backroads on his dual-sport motorcycle, or capturing footage with his quad-copter. Jason is the co-author of the newest Bigfoot Trail map set – V2.2015