Sustainable forest management is a delicate balance of timber operations and ecosystem conservation. With GIS you can do both effectively. Create maps that show the spatial relationships between harvestable tree species and other features such as mills, and steep slopes. You can also create maps that show ecologically sensitive riparian areas as well as change over time. Effectively share diverse data between departments. GIS helps you collaborate with stakeholders to develop land-use strategies that meet multiple objectives.
Build maps from current data and share them online with teams, departments, and stakeholders.
Better understand the forest by using data visualization and modeling tools. Forecast and build what-if scenarios.
Develop harvest models and maps that show maximum potential stumpage across the forest.
Make informed decisions. Open a comprehensive map view of the forest built from accurate inventory data. Zoom into a specific area and add other geographic data from land ownership to watershed conditions. GIS makes complex information clearer.
Learn more about ArcGIS.
Keep tabs on your forest. Bring together a common view of the systems and resources you manage. Use your desktop or tablet device to monitor real-time data feeds for large-scale events or day-to-day operations. Configure executive dashboards that integrate maps, charts, and graphs.
Learn more about Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS.
Improve data accuracy. Capture accurate forest feature data by using an iPhone or Android device. Foresters can capture descriptions, GPS coordinates, and photos and send them to the GIS database. Use these to build a multi-media map that adds depth to your understanding.
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