I'm obssessed with painting the most elegant solution to graphically describe the forests of California. I need a brush broad enough to touch every piece, yet delicate enough to render the detail accurately. This process is interdiscplinary, and I call it the practice of ecography. Ecography is the study and measurement of spatial ecology. This map depicts 112 distinct ecographic units across 16 physiographic cells, which coincide with 45 habitat types, as it will be presented in my next book THE FORESTS OF CALIFORNIA (HEYDAY, 2019). This academic and creative exercise is based on my elemental analysis of the physical geography, elevation, hydrologic patterns, geologic composition, climatographic influence, botanical province, zoologic habitat and ecology-processes of each unit and its relation to its adjacent units, vis a vis the ecotone, the overlapping boundary between two ecosystems. Each discreet, ecographic unit provides a piece of the puzzle: disparate land-types unique in character that make up the living landscape of California. In some instances, these ecographic units interact with ecotone belts that are as large as the units themselves. Some of these ecographic units may essentially be border-zones themselves between larger provinces, transitional areas too subtle in difference to be effectively different from one another at this scale. The interlacing dynamics of the rapidly changing, delicate and yet resilient natural world are the course of my passion and present an ethical agenda in demonstrating how biodiversity works on connectivity, not isolation or sequestration.