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    Author(s): Long-Ming Huang
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 400-406.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Improper cultivation of steep mountainous areas in Taiwan contributes to serious erosion and landslides. Regular patrol, detection, and administration of these problem areas has been an extremely difficult due to the steep and dangerous terrain of many of the forested watersheds in Taiwan. A remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) has been developed for various civil and military applications. This paper reports the results of a preliminary application of RPV in monitoring and detecting land-use changes and problem areas in inaccessible watershed areas. Preliminary results indicated that RPV, with its small size, low price, easy operation, and high mobility, should be a safe, economic, quick, and efficient way of obtaining information in problem areas for identification and watershed management planning and administration.

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    Huang, Long-Ming. 2000. Application of Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) in monitoring and detecting watershed land use change and problem areas. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 400-406.

    Keywords

    land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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