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    Author(s): Peter Cowan; Emily E. Burns; Richard Campbell
    Date: 2017
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 357-359
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    To better understand the distribution and current structure of coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D.Don) Endl.) forests throughout the range and how it varies by land ownerships, the Save the Redwoods League has conducted a redwood specific analysis of a high resolution forest structure database encompassing the entire natural coast redwood range. Using this analysis, we are able to identify those areas most likely to contain coast redwood and the probable stature of those forests. Previous League databases were built by expert evaluation of aerial photographs, requiring substantial time and monetary resources, limiting the frequency of updates. In this extended abstract we discuss approaches for using satellite based remote sensing tools to estimate forest composition and structure throughout the coast redwood range. We further explore some of the structure of redwood forests by region and ownership.

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    Cowan, Peter; Burns, Emily E.; Campbell, Richard. 2017. A GIS approach to identifying the distribution and structure of coast redwood across its range. In: Standiford, Richard B.; Valachovic, Yana, tech cords. Coast redwood science symposium—2016: Past successes and future direction. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 357-359.

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