BLM Submissions

Combining Elevation Data Sources and Statistical Simulation Improves Long-Term Mining Production Verification Analysis

Submitted by atripp on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:36

The BLM’s National Operations Center (NOC) frequently assists field offices with production verification at mine sites across the West, but these analyses are often limited by a lack of historical data.

Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) Post-fire Imagery

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:09

The National Operations Center (NOC) provides remotely sensed geospatial data products to support management officials conducting Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) activities on wildfire-affected BLM lands. The ESR program is implemented to lessen post-fire effects such as erosion and to restore affected habitats.

LandCART (Landscape Cover Analysis and Reporting Tools)

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:18

The BLM National Operations Center (NOC), through a National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) ROSES grant, has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Los Angeles researchers to create an online mapping application called LandCART: Landscape Cover Analysis and Reporting Tools.

Meadow Characterization and Restoration

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:36

The National Operations Center (NOC) and the BLM Gunnison Field Office are using remotely sensed data and field data to monitor the impact of meadow restoration activities within the Gunnison Basin, Colorado, through a collaborative, multi-stakeholder effort with the BLM, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP), and the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGRWCD).

Monitoring Jurassic Dinosaur Tracks with UAS

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:46

The Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite near Shell, Wyoming, showcases an exposed dry wash with hundreds of Jurassic, carnivorous dinosaur tracks preserved in the rock. The tracks, formed approximately 167 million years ago, were discovered by members of the public in 1997. The BLM has created a 40-acre recreation site around this quarter-acre tracksite and is tasked with preserving the tracks and their value for the public.

Monitoring Tundra Travel Across the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:57

Alaska is the only Arctic State in the Nation. The Arctic environment presents some unique challenges to living, working, and operating, including a lack of road infrastructure, high costs of shipping freight, and seasonal daylight limitations during the winter. The sun drops below the horizon in November and does not rise above the horizon until mid-February.