Landscape Dynamics

Person setting up a large white "X" on the ground
A white X on the ground will help piece together aerial photos over a large area.


Fire. Wind storms. Development. Logging. Many activities—human and natural, within and outside park boundaries—affect the mosaic of a park’s landscape. Examining the pattern, arrangement, and interactions of landscape-scale changes can reveal effects to biological communities and ecosystem functions within parks.

Long-term Monitoring

  • Identify and measure landscape changes in and around the Great Lakes Network parks using moderate resolution satellite imagery and high resolution aerial photography.

  • Determine the type of change, the size of the affected area, and trends over time.

  • Complete analysis for each park every six years.

Our partner:

Kennedy Geospatial Lab, Oregon State University

Learn More

Briefs provide a one- or two-page overview of the latest findings and what they mean. Monitoring reports are in-depth technical reports that include data analyses and possibly management recommendations.


Source: Data Store Saved Search 392. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Monitoring Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 410. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: April 6, 2018