FWS Submissions

Land Use and Land Cover Change

Remote Sensing Missions and Data

Assessment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Elk Monitoring and Vegetation Assessment

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:12

Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration

In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Office, the FWS helped fund a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) project to assess the utility of UAS technology for monitoring elk distributions and for validating vegetation maps within the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve (CPER), San Luis Obispo County, California.

Helicopter Unmanned Aerial System to Map Pitcher's Thistle

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:12

Ecological Services

Pitcher's thistle,  a threatened native plant that grows on beaches and grassland dunes along the shorelines of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron, is an important food source for certain birds and small mammals. Although once fairly common in sand dune ecosystems of Michigan, its numbers have declined in recent decades due to habitat destruction associated with shoreline development, recreational use, and invasive plant species. The thistle was classified as a federally threatened species in 1996 by FWS.

Surface Water