Developing a protocol for satellite remote sensing based monitoring of change in the National Parks of the North Coast and Cascades Network (NCCN)

Under this Interagency Agreement between the USDA Forest Service and the USDI USGS (Agreement 03WRPG0008), we are developing protocols to use Landsat imagery for long-term ecological monitoring in the National Parks in the (primarily in the state of Washington). In contrast to traditional change detection projects, this project requires that a broad suite of unrelated changes be monitored simultaneously. We will explore several different preprocessing methods, change detection techniques, and validation approaches in developing protocols that can then be taken over by Park staff for long-term, in-house monitoring.

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Warren Cohen, Director
Zhiqiang Yang, co-Director

Maureen Duane, Lab Manager
USDA Forest Service and Oregon State University
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331