John R. Edwards


The Western Washington Forest Productivity Study was a demonstration and application project utilizing Landsat data and multistage sampling techniques to generate inventory data for all forest lands in Western Washington. This project was conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of using Landsat data in a large scale forest inventory and to determine present and expected future timber supply in Western Washington.

The project was undertaken by the State of Washington, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission, with support from NASA/Ames Research Center, and the USGS EROS Program. ESL Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, was contracted to provide machine processing facilities for the project.

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