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Use of Landsat data to assess waterfowl habitat quality

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Abstract

This report is a discussion of the feasibility of using Landsat data to generate information of value for effective management of migratory waterfowl. Effective management of waterfowl includes regulating waterfowl populations through hunting regulations and habitat management. This report examines the ability to analyze annual production by monitoring the number of breeding and brood ponds that are present, and the ability to assess waterfowl habitat based on the various relationships between ponds and the surrounding upland terrain types. The basic conclusions of this report are that: 1) Landsat data can be used to improve estimates of pond numbers which may be correlated with duck production; and 2) Landsat data can be used to generate information on terrain types which subsequently can be used to assess relative waterfowl habitat quality.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Report
Title:
Use of Landsat data to assess waterfowl habitat quality
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
Publisher location:
Ann Arbor, MI
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
83 pp.