Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-13610-029-15-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: Sep 30, 2020
The objective of this research project is to investigate whether prior-converted (PC) wetlands on agricultural lands that are targeted for restoration can be assessed accurately and efficiently using remote-sensing imagery/GIS and rapid field methods.
1. Compile remote-sensing and geospatial data layers for target watersheds. 2. Conduct pilot study during Summer 2017 from a subset of prior-converted wetlands, restored wetlands, and natural reference wetlands (4 sites in each of 3 categories = 12 sites), to locate likely Prior converted (PC) Wetlands (preferably with a training set of known locations). 3. Examine detection of these selected sites from existing remote-sensing data and models. 4. Visit and collect field assessment data on subset of sites using Stream, Wetland, Riparian Index.