Remote Sensing for Monitoring Forest Practices

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USGS scientists participated in a meeting of the Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (CMER) committee on November 19, 2013, in Tumwater, Washington. CMER is responsible for conducting research and monitoring in support of adaptive management of the Forest Practices Rules, which govern forestry practices on private and State forest lands in Washington State. Researchers briefed committee members about how remote sensing can be used to monitor forest practices, particularly how lidar can be used to model and monitor wildlife habitat and the use of field and remote sensing techniques to examine how riparian forest management affects stream temperature. 

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Christian Torgersen
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