Digital Database of Vegetation Types of the Mackenzie Valley Development Corridor

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: vegetation, satellite imagery, mapping, geographic information systems, species identification

Principal Investigator: Squires Taylor, Cindy (2)
Licence Number: 12189
Organization: Department of Renewable Resources, GNWT
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: David Taylor, Helmut Epp

Objective(s): To continue development of a digital database of vegetation cover types from satellite imagery along the Mackenzie Valley corridor for use in a geographic information system;

Project Description: The researcher and her team will conduct helicopter surveys of vegetation types. The field data will aid in the computer classification of satellite imagery. The results will be vegetation maps of the Mackenzie Valley, which can be plotted on paper or entered into a digital database on a geographic information system (GIS) for further analysis with other data such as wildlife habitat, forest fires, and trapline locations.