Conservation Training

UAS (Drones) for forest health and inventory

July 21, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online

In the last couple of years, the potential of drones for forest ecosystem research has been studied and tested in a multitude of applications. With the widespread use of high-precision sensors and accompanying software in forestry, it is possible to obtain accurate data in a short time that replaces long-term manpower in the field with equal or in some cases, such as windthrow calculation or wildlife counting, greater accuracy. This webinar will cover the basics of UAS operations and applications with particular attention to the potential to support a host of natural resource management activities, including forest health protection, wildfire suppression, research, recreational impacts, and law enforcement.