Resource Analysis in Action
Natural disasters have always influenced Texas lands and resources. While many of these can't be prevented, resource analysis is important to the large-scale recovery from these events.
The Sustainable Forestry Department worked with natural resource agencies and landowners after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Rita, the large East Texas wildfires of 2011 and the Bastrop County Complex to assess and inventory the damage. The damage was then analyzed and summarized into reports used by government officials and resource agencies to provide assistance to affected landowners.
This data was not only used to estimate economic loss, but it was also used to facilitate recovery efforts. An example of this work can be seen in the Lost Pines Recovery Team
efforts where analysis reports helped determined the extent of timber salvage needed and the areas in most need of future reforestation.
The Sustainable Forestry Department of Texas A&M Forest Service continues to use the latest data and technology to serve the resources and citizens of Texas.
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