Utilizing Aerial LiDAR for Conservation
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
SurvTech Solutions recently had the privilege of joining a West Coast team for a shorebird nesting conservation project.
Utilizing our aerial LiDAR expertise, SurvTech partnered with eTrack, Manson Construction, and the Shoalwater Bay Tribe in a project to help preserve a bird sanctuary in Tokeland, Washington.
SurvTech Solutions flew a DJI M-600 LiDAR UAV over the beach-nesting area a total of 8 times, covering 5 linear miles and about 600 acres in under 3 hours. We then field processed the data to ensure coverage and accuracy. Back at the office, post-processing was used to depict elevation differences in the shoreline.
The LiDAR data will be used to build up sand dunes, which help to protect the active nesting areas. SurvTech is proud to contribute to the protection of sensitive species.