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Cody Region and Yellowstone National Park Land Cover and Change Detection project for the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission

Project Dates:
1 February 2009 - 31 December 2011

Funding Sponsor:
Wyoming Game and Fish Commission

Principal Investigator:
Eli Rodemaker

Project Report:
Land Cover Classification and Mapping in the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Final Report (pdf)

Project Description:
The project consists of land cover change analysis of the Cody region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as well as Yellowstone National Park. The project also consists of five separate, see figure, mapping missions to create land use and land cover maps of the region. Intensive field sampling is used to generate models of land cover from remotely sensed imagery and environmental GIS layers.

TIME FRAMES

  1. Develop ‘initial' preliminary land cover map of the Region from existing data with the focus on priority area one by March 2009.
  2. Use data collected to assess general accuracy in priority area one and identify problem areas/cover types requiring additional data collection by May 2009.
  3. Collect additional data for priority area one as time and funding allow. Initiate mapping and data collection in priority area two, three, and four summer 2009.
  4. Develop ‘final' map of priority area one December 2009.
  5. Generate initial maps of priority areas two, three, and four by April 2010 as time and funding allow.
  6. Use data collected to assess general accuracy in priority areas two, three, and four and identify problem areas/cover types requiring additional data collection by summer 2010 as time and funding allow.
  7. Develop ‘final' map of priority areas two, three, and four by April 2011 as time and funding allow.

 

Pending additional funding and information the project will be amended to include the following:

  1. Develop an' initial' map of priority area five by April 2010 using existing data sources.
  2. Collect additional, including field, data for priority area five by November 2010. Develop initial ‘final' map of priority area five by February, 2011.
  3. Use data collected to assess general accuracy in priority area five and identify problem areas/cover types requiring additional data collection by May 2011.
  4. If needed collect additional data summer 2011.
  5. Develop final map December 2011.

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