The Ministry of Forests and the SGRC have collaborated on a variety of research projects focusing on the development and application of remote sensing techniques.
GRC Lead Researcher: Dr. Mike Curran and Dr. Robert Magai
Collaborating Agency: Ministry of Forests
This project has helped evaluate the effectiveness of the soil conservation provisions of the Forest and Range Practices Act with regard to access structures, drainage control, terrain stability and other soil disturbance.
Determining the most cost effective means to monitor forest practices using a variety of remotely sensed imagery at different scales, resolution and type.
Establishing what imagery provides the most value for landscape level monitoring on long term basis and for change detection.
Developing methods and procedures for sampling designs.
Evaluating image enhancements useful in visualizing impacts. Specifically, the project will determine what imagery can be used and what can be detected.