PARTNER-FUNDED PROJECTS & SERVICES
UM Spatial Analysis Lab
- Classification and Mapping of Sage Steppe on the CMR Wildlife Refuge
Partner(s): USGS, Northern Climate Science Center
Objective: Use object-oriented classification approaches to develop multiscaled maps of sage steppe rangelands
- Ecosystem Sustainability
Objective: Work with Region 1 of the U.S. Forest Service to develop a GIS-based decision-support tool to help inform resource management decisions in individual forests and across the region.
- Remote Sensing of Whitebark Pine and Spruce-Fir Forests
Partner(s): NASA, MSU, USGS, USFS
Objective: Investigate the feasibility of using satellite remote sensing and aerial imagery to map whitebark pine regeneration and seed trees, and to identify multistory spruce-fir habitat suitable for lynx.
- State Land Cover Mapping
Partner(s): MT Dept. of Administration, MT-FWP
Objective: Using new USGS ReGAP maps as a starting point, produce a seamless, scaleable, statewide land cover base map. The map will be accompanied by interpretive materials and guides to support use of existing classifications and to allow crosswalking between multiple classification schemes. As part of this project, we are establishing standards, protocols and methods for accuracy assessment, correction, refinement, and updating. Our goal is to provide, by 2010, user-friendly interfaces for data exploration and simple options for data downloading, uploading and archiving.