SSU's Fairfield Osborn Preserve is serving a pivotal role in making the Alerrt North Bay system a reality. A radio tower at the preserve links the network of towers across Sonoma County to the high-speed internet service on the SSU campus, giving emergency personnel access to information about fire location and rate of spread during wildfire.
One of the key projects supported by the camera network is the Lake Sonoma Watershed Fire Camera Pilot Project which is focused on protecting Sonoma County's water supply from wildfire-related impacts.
New cameras used to monitor county fires April 30, 2019 Aaron Waskowiak, Sonoma State Star
Wildfire Watch: SSU's Pivotal Role in New North Bay Fire Alert System Fall/Winter, 2019 Insights Magazine