Quantifying Change in Woodland Canopy Cover

Submitted by atripp on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 10:34

The San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona wants to learn more about the historical characteristics of their woodlands, savannas, and grasslands so they have a target for restoration efforts. Restoring juniper woodland to savanna is a focus of the Tribe’s intensive management activities, and spatial information that would help determine where best to attempt restoration is needed.

Analyzing North American Glacier Change

Submitted by atripp on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:01

Mountain glacier mass change affects water resources, regional ecosystems and global sea level. Understanding the physical processes that control glacier mass change requires field measurements of winter snow accumulation and summer melt. Yet field measurements only capture discrete points across the glacier surface, which can result in systematic bias.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument 4-Band Aerial Collection

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 14:59

The primary objectives of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KAWW),Maine, mapping project were to provide the following: an accurate, tested, and up-to-date vegetation map; a vegetation classification standardized to the U.S. National Vegetation Classification and supported by vegetation plot data collected within the Monument; and a field key to vegetation for the entire monument.

Mapping Habitats in Beach, Dune, and Intertidal Environments

Submitted by atripp on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 10:04

Barrier islands, headlands, and coastal shorelines provide numerous valuable ecosystem goods and services, including storm protection and erosion control for the mainland, habitat for fish and wildlife, salinity regulation in estuaries, carbon sequestration in marshes, and areas for recreation and tourism. These coastal features are dynamic environments because of their position at the land-sea interface.