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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requires field-based measurements to support management decisions covering vast expanses of land. By integrating remote sensing into the BLM's Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring strategy, field-based monitoring data are leveraged to generate information and maps that would otherwise be too expensive to produce. The BLM is developing a core set of integrated and scalable remote sensing tools that will provide an integrated, quantitative monitoring approach to efficiently and effectively document the impacts from authorized and unauthorized disturbance and land treatment activities at local and regional scales.

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Monitoring Culturally Important Sites Using UAS Acquired Imagery

Submitted by atripp on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:36

In summer 2017, the BLM National Operations Center (NOC) participated in a BLM Washington, D.C., Office pilot program to use imagery from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to characterize important cultural, archaeological, and paleontological sites on BLM land.  As part of this program, the BLM NOC spent a week in June 2017 at the Farmington Field Office (FFO), Farmi

Mine Site Production Verification Using UAS Acquired Imagery

Submitted by atripp on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:29

The BLM National Operations Center (NOC), as part of an ongoing pilot project with the Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) in Canon City, Colorado, is using remotely sensed imagery from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for mine site production verification (PV).  The current PV process is labor-intensive, includes extensive field work, and is cost prohibitive, which resu

Post-fire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) Imagery Support

Submitted by tadamson on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:51

The BLM National Operations Center (NOC) provides remotely sensed geospatial data products to support fire 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.

2018 DOI Remote Sensing Activities

Remotely sensed data and derived information contribute significantly to mission-critical work across the Department of the Interior (DOI). This report from the DOI Remote Sensing Working Group (DOIRSWG) highlights a sample of DOI remote sensing applications and illustrates the many types of technology, platforms, and specialized sensors employed.* DOI personnel use remote sensing technology to evaluate and monitor changing land-surface and natural resource conditions over the vast areas for which DOI has responsibility.

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The National Space Policy announced by the White House on July 28, 2010 recognized the Department of the Interior's expertise and accomplishments in remote sensing to provide data and advance research for science and natural resource management. This policy states:

The Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), shall:

2011 DOI Remote Sensing Activities

Remotely sensed data, information, and resources contribute significantly to mission-critical work across the Department of the Interior (DOI).  Spanning data sources from aerial photography, to moderate resolution satellite data, to highly specialized imaging sensors and platforms, DOI personnel use remotely sensing capabilities to evaluate and monitor land-surface conditions over the vast areas for which DOI has responsibility.

2012 DOI Remote Sensing Activities

Remotely sensed data, information, and resources contribute significantly to mission-critical work across the Department of the Interior (DOI).  Spanning data sources from aerial photography, to moderate resolution satellite data, to highly specialized imaging sensors and platforms, DOI personnel use remote sensing capabilities to evaluate and monitor land-surface conditions over the vast areas for which DOI has responsibility. This report from the DOI Remote Sensing Working Group (DOIRSWG) provides a sampling of the many applications of remote sensing across the DOI.*

2013 DOI Remote Sensing Activities

Remotely sensed data and derived information contribute significantly to mission-critical work across the Department of the Interior (DOI).  This report from the DOI Remote Sensing Working Group (DOIRSWG) highlights a sample of DOI remote sensing applications and illustrates the many types of technology, platforms, and specialized sensors employed.* DOI personnel use remote sensing technology to evaluate and monitor changing land-surface and natural resource conditions over the vast areas for which DOI has responsibility.