Unmanned Aerial Systems new research tool for wildlife, land

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USGS scientists are working with the Bureau of Land Management to monitor ecosystem restoration in Southeast Arizona with unmanned aerial systems November 17-21.

Study sites include the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area and the Sliver Creek at San Bernardino Valley. Imagery will be used in concert with field work and other remotely sensed data to document the effectiveness of these structures and their impact on surface-water. This project was featured on the front-page of the Arizona Daily Star on Nov 17 (http://tucson.com/news/local/drones-new-research-tool-for-wildlife-land/article_492220d8-a1fc-50ac-9ced-612df3f101cd.html).