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From Pixels to Decisions: Digital Remote Sensing Technologies for Public Land Managers

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Abstract:

Information derived from remote sensing assists in describing locations and relationships among land cover types and ecological processes. To be useful to resource managers in all land management agencies, the data need to be acquired and maintained according to high standards of accuracy and consistency, and our forestry schools must produce the skilled personnel who can take advantage of these techniques. One important use: helping the public participate in the planning process by enabling citizens to visualize the management alternatives being proposed for a particular area.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Biophysical Ecologist, Veridian-ERIM International Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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