Using close-range photography to create finely detailed 3D models of culturally significant archeological sites facilitates both documentation and research. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office hosted its 14th Volunteer Archeology Project the week of June 26, 2022, utilizing the Passport in Time (PIT) program.
The Beaver Creek Petroglyph Site (48BH4293) is an undocumented rock art site containing some 26 panels of pictographs and petroglyphs that span from Early Hunting to En-Toto Pecked to Mountain Foothill Traditions.
Coastal erosion, exacerbated by sea-level rise, threatens natural, cultural, and recreation resources in the King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) on the northern California coast. Within this otherwise steep landscape, the flat coastal terrace provides a suitable location for recreation infrastructure, including two historic lighthouses and the popular Lost Coast Trail.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center (NOC), through a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science grant, partnered with researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and University of California–Los Angeles to create an online mapping application called LandCART: Landscape Cover Analysis and Reporting Tools. LandCART V1.0 was released on February 16, 2022.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Operations Center (NOC) and the Medford District Office (MDO) are using multi-scale, multi-temporal remotely sensed imagery to monitor forest cover and condition in BLM-administered lands in southwestern Oregon. The NOC employed cloud-computing architecture to efficiently derive a suite of Sentinel-2 10-meter resolution satellite image mosaic products spanning the entire MDO.