Landscape Dynamics

Remotely sensed data have the potential to effectively address many monitoring needs in national parks. These include the need to monitor large areas that are inaccessible by foot travel, the need to view some processes from the landscape perspective, and the need to detect unique events (e.g., windthrow in parks due to clearcut logging outside park boundaries). These and other landscape changes can be detected with 30 m resolution satellite imagery that is available at low cost.