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Research Project: CEAP Support for Remote Sensing Products on Woody Plant Cover Evaluations

Location: Southwest Watershed Research Center

Project Number: 2022-13610-012-20-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2015
End Date: Dec 31, 2017

Provide analyzed and categorized Landsat imagery of selected Major Land Resource Areas for woody plant cover values; 2) produce a manual with instructions for processing and categorizing LandSat imagery, and; 3) assist NRCS in the development of an ArcGIS toolbar for determination of woody plant canopy cover values from LandSat imagery.

The NRCS would like to bring technology developed by the Southwest Watershed Research Center to quantify woody cover based on National Resource Inventory (NRI) data and associated aerial photography in-house. This transfer of technology will be effected by the development of both a manual explaining how to modify the approach depending on the NRI data and a computer-based tool to automate parts of the woody cover estimation process.