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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Evaluating Ecological Condition of Riparian Ecosystems Using Aerial Videography

Authors
item Clark, Patrick
item Seyfried, Mark
item Neale, Christipher - UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
item Harris, Bob - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Submitted to: Riparian and Watershed Management in the Interior Northwest
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 12, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Regular and thorough assessment of the ecological condition and trend of riparian ecosystems using ground-based methods is a difficult or impossible task given the cost, time, and personnel requirements involved. The Northwest Watershed Research Center is examining the potential of using aerial videography as a tool for remotely assessing ecoogical condition of riparian ecosystems. Aerial videography may provide land managers with an accurate and cost-effective means of identifying degraded sites in need of restoration and, more importantly, identifying sites in declining condition and in need of intensified management.

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