Comparison of forestry-based remote sensing methodologies

Evaluation of woodland caribou habitat in non-forested areas of Newfoundland
The Forestry Chronicle
Author(s): 
Brian E. McLaren and Shane P. Mahoney

Forest inventory maps and a manual interpretation of forestry-enhanced Landsat imagery are compared to the results of a detailed aerial photograph interpretation used to map habitat for caribou (Rangifer tarandus terra novae) in a relatively unforested region of Newfoundland. This comparison serves as an illustration of the pitfalls inherent in using readily available remote sensing technologies in applications for which they were not intended.