Sampling strategies for forest aerial detection survey in Colorado
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Aerial detection survey (ADS) has been commonly employed in forest surveys in the United States for detecting forest damage and monitoring forest health. In Colorado, ADS by USDA Forest Service has conducted annual 100% census of government forested land for more than 20 years with the goal of achieving information about forest damage due to different causal agents and disorders. Sketchmapping has been commonly employed in ADS with the goal of detecting and documenting on maps mortality, defoliation and other visible forest change from aircraft. At medium and large scale, sketchmapping is a ...