2019 Workshop: Small UAS in Forestry and Land Management

UAS image of CFC forest

This workshop is designed to introduce unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology with a focus on natural resource applications in forested landscapes. The workshop will be taught by Dan Heins of the University of Minnesota Remote Sensing Lab and Department of Forest Resources. We will review UAS technology including capabilities and limitations, regulatory status, operational considerations, data products, and applications for foresters and land managers. Participants will also engage in the image-processing workflow, creating 2D and 3D products from UAS imagery and creating a canopy height model from the photogrammetric point cloud.  Weather permitting, the workshop will include a demonstration UAS flight with ample time for observation and Q&A.

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019
Workshop leader: Dan Heins, UMN Remote Sensing Lab
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN
Cost: $75 SFEC members, $40 students, $140 others, prices increase by 10% after 5:00pm on March 27, 2019
Equipment: Please bring your own laptop
CEUs: This workshop has been approved for 5.0 CAT1 SAF CFE.

View a draft agenda for the workshop (PDF)
Small UAS in Forestry and Land Management Flyer

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115