Remote Sensing for Forest Conservation Planning

REMOTE SENSING FOR FOREST CONSERVATION PLANNING

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

May 2007

Amount: 

39,998

Location: 

Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire's Complex Systems Research Center hired Jeanne Anderson as a researcher for this project, which entailed the use of multiple forms of remote sensing techniques.  These techniques include very new technologies that have not been widely used for forest landscape characterization (Lidar) to develop forest structure mapping tools that can be applied to forest conservation planning. These new technologies hold much potential for improving forest conservation and management at a landscape scale. The project focused on several large unfragmented blocks of forest where the data would be used for conservation planning by The Nature Conservancy's in northern New England.

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