Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) applies remote sensing to activities such as land use planning, responding to non-point source pollution affecting subsistence hunting and fishing, and climate change impacts such as sea-level rise for coastal Tribes, location and identification of potential dam hazards, and the generation of digital terrain data for the use of open-channel hydraulics. In collaboration with other agencies, BIA continues to actively explore ways to improve management through the use of remote sensing data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies.