An Evaluation of RADAR, SPOT and Landsat TM Data to Classify Wildlife Habitat in the Kiggavik Mine Area near Baker Lake, NWT

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: mining, biology, mining impacts, vegetation, habitat, mapping

Principal Investigator: Matthews, Steven (1)
Licence Number: 11177
Organization: Department of Renewable Resources, GNWT
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: H. Epp;

Objective(s): To evaluate RADAR, SPOT and Landsat TM data to classify vegetation types of the study area; to classify and map wildlife habitat types within the study area;

Project Description: The project will evaluate airborne RADAR data as well as Landsat TM and SPOT satellite data to distinguish vegetation cover types of the tundra near Baker Lake. Detailed vegetation surveys will be carried out in the field. The data will be used to classify vegetation cover types and in accuracy assessment. Wildlife habitat types will be based on the resultant classification and produced as mapped products.