USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing Team
Seattle, WA
Located at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington
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The Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing Team is a division of the PNW Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis  Program. Our team's research focuses on developing and evaluating a wide range of remote sensing methodologies to map and monitor vegetation conditions over large geographic areas. The group in Seattle focuses on the application of active remote sensing techniques (mainly LiDAR and IFSAR) to assist with forest inventory and analysis.

Three team members, Hans-Erik Andersen, Steve Reutebuch, and Bob McGaughey are located in Seattle, WA on the University of Washington campus. They participate in the Cooperative for Forest-Systems Engineering (FORSYS), a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Washington, College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. The cooperative exists to address difficult problems in forestry through engineering research, development, and technology transfer. Forest Service researchers, University faculty, and students form the cooperative staff and participate in synergistic endeavors to discover, develop, adapt, and disseminate knowledge and technologies in forest-systems engineering.

The mission of the FORSYS Cooperative is to conduct forest-systems engineering research that will help solve difficult forest harvesting and management problems; and to promote the wise application of forest-systems engineering solutions to forestry problems. Specific objectives of the FORSYS Cooperative are:

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For additional information contact:
Hans-Erik Andersen
USDA Forest Service 
University of Washington 
PO Box 352100 
Seattle, WA 98195-2100 
hanserik@uw.edu
Steve Reutebuch 
USDA Forest Service 
University of Washington 
PO Box 352100 
Seattle, WA 98195-2100 
sreutebu@uw.edu
Bob McGaughey 
USDA Forest Service 
University of Washington 
PO Box 352100 
Seattle, WA 98195-2100 
mcgoy@uw.edu
This page last updated: Jan 11, 2012