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USGS is using remote sensing of Fisheries and Aquatic Communities to monitor and assess fish populations and aquatic communities.
Learn more about our research by visiting the web pages below.
A small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) mission was performed along the Elwha River as a collaborative effort between the USGS, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the NPS. The focus of this mission was the use of repeated sUAS surveys to acquire data that, once orthorectified, would provide information about the rates and patterns of change that occur during this large scale river restoration.
Science Center: Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)
Our collaborative research utilizes acoustic transmitters implanted in adult lake trout to document movement patterns in Yellowstone Lake. This will assist with active netting activity and identification of spawning area that can subsequently be targeted for embryo destruction.
Science Center: Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center
The ability to quantify the physical impact of wind, and subsequently, wave energy has become an important tool for analyzing aquatic habitats. The refinement and application of these tools gives researchers and resource managers the capability to better design habitat rehabilitation structures and predict their effect.
Science Center: Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)
We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to quantify spatial and temporal variability in stream temperature using field surveys, remote sensing, and spatially explicit modeling. This information is used to understand and predict the effects of climate change, riparian management, and restoration on cold-water habitats and the thermal diversity of rivers and streams.
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