Mark Isley of Laser Technology Guest Speaker at Esri Federal GIS Conference

by jbartels 9. February 2012 13:05

Register to listen to one of Laser Technology's industry superstars - Mark Isley - at this year's Esri Federal GIS Conference. The session titled "Risk and Recovery, GIS Systems for Human and Environmental Systems" is being held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:15pm-4:30pm, 209 B (Walter E. Washington Convention Center). You won't want to miss Mark Isley speak on capturing attributes using Lasers and MobileGIS technology.

Mark will be speaking about how The Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Plan (AREMP) characterizes the ecological condition of watersheds and aquatic ecosystems to answer the basic question: Is the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) maintaining or restoring aquatic and riparian ecosystems to desired conditions on federal lands in the Forest Plan area.

Our monitoring effort determines present watershed condition every five years for every 6th-field watershed (with > 25% federal ownership along the stream length) based on upslope and riparian data derived from GIS layers and satellite imagery. In-channel attributes are also measured each year in a subset of watersheds to supplement the watershed condition assessments and validate the models used to assess stream condition. AREMP also tracks changes in watershed condition over time; and reports on the Forest Plan's effectiveness across the region.

Thursday, February, 23, 2012 at 3:15pm make sure you are in room 209B (Walter E. Washington Convention Center), you won't want to miss this exciting session!

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