Vegetation Mapping for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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The USGS UMESC is using state-of-the-art 3D mapping technologies to create vegetation maps and mapping products from high-resolution digital aerial photography for National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) within the 11-state U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional (Region 3).  During fiscal year 2012, in addition to refuge-managed lands on the Upper Mississippi River floodplain, which were mapped for another project, vegetation products were delivered for several Region 3 refuges including Squaw Creek (Missouri), Rice Lake (Minnesota), the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi Refuge (Illinois), Big Oaks (Indiana), Muscatatuck (Indiana), and Port Louisa (Iowa).  These projects used color infrared analog and digital aerial photography and, where available, lidar.

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Jennifer Dieck and Larry Robinson
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