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Introduction to Remote Sensing Study Sites Fall 2018

We visited the sites on Monday, 8/27. It was a very, very hot and humid day! This year I added Pearl Springs instead of the Ralph Brock seedling orchard and golf course. It’s good to switch from time to time.

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Pennsylvania Forests from the Air

Presentation for the Penn State Mont Alto Offered Student Reception, April 7, 2018 Foresters spend a lot of time in the field studying forest conditions and carrying out management activities from tree planting to timber harvesting. It is also important … Continue reading

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Landsat Imagery at Study Sites

This map shows three of the remote sensing study sites with Landsat imagery. The image was from the Landsat 8 OLI sensor. The image was downloaded from the Landsat Look viewer. (https://landsatlook.usgs.gov/viewer.html ).

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Welcome to Remote Sensing

We will be going on a field trip today.

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Meeting of the Pines Waypoint Data

Here is the outline of the steps we will be following. Click here to get the waypoints that mark the perimeter of the study area for Meeting of the Pines. To save time, I already downloaded soil survey data from … Continue reading

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Extra Credit for Conservation Videos

If you missed the videos presentation on March 30, you can still get extra credit by doing the following research project by April, 8th. Find an article on Gifford Pinchot or Mira Lloyd Dock. Fill out the form below. Be … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. Visit

Last Saturday I visited D.C. with a group of Honors students and students from Peggy Russo’s Shakespeare class. We went to see As You Like It in the evening and The National Gallery (among other museums) in the afternoon. Below … Continue reading

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See your advisor

Over the years I have had many students come up short when it’s time to graduate. It’s a very difficult situation when you are missing a single course and have to come back to complete a requirement. That’s why I … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with Inmates

This New York Times article explores a trend in some States for using inmates to fight wildfires. ¬†They cost less than free firefighters. In some states they earn $1 per hour, much less in some. They are happy to be … Continue reading

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