Classifying Forest Types Using Remotely-Sensed Imagery
The Penobscot Nation in Maine, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, utilized remote sensing imagery to map forest resources on their reservation. The Tribe hired a contractor to capture aerial color imagery at a scale of 1:15,840. After post-collection analysis of the acquired imagery, a forest cover map was created for the 14,000-acre Lakeville parcel. The map incorporated minor and major tree species (hardwoods and softwoods), stand density, and forest floor cover.