Webinar tomorrow, 9/19! Drones and Low-Elevation Imagery

drone flying over mountains with sunset

Join us tomorrow, September 19, for this month’s Oregon Conservation Partnership webinar, “Using Drones and Low Elevation Remote Sensing Technology to Measure Changes in the Environment”

Register now!

drone flying over mountains with sunsetPhoto from Earth.com “Drones elevate ecological research”



Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly
being used to record images before and after restoration actions are
implemented across our watersheds. This technology offers the potential to
monitor impacts associated with restoration actions that are more
efficient when compared to ground based methods. Yet, the learning curve
is steep to apply this technology and create a useful product in a timely
manner. Three speakers will provide a short presentation that describes
their approach to using this technology to answer their monitoring
questions and describe challenges, lessons learned and recommendations. A
question and answer session will follow the three presentations.

Ken Fetcho, OWEB Effectiveness Monitoring Coordinator, will briefly introduce the topic and explain what OWEB hopes to achieve in the future relating to drone technology before the panelists begin their presentation.


  • Herb Winters, Gilliam SWCD District Manager
  • Lauren Burns, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Fishery Biologist
  • Matt Barker, OSU Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Graduate Student


The webinar will be recorded and posted in the Archive next week.

Webinars occur on the Third Thursday of each month.  Sign up  for email announcements about the OrCP webinars!