Since the first aerial images were taken in the Willamette Valley in 1936, organizations like Greenbelt have utilized these images to get a birds-eye view of our work. With the recent emergence of professional drone operators, staff have been able to hone into our restoration projects even further.
When you’re planting hundreds of thousands of trees, it can be pretty handy to get above the treetops to see how your plantings are doing! Drone footage has helped staff understand the dynamics of a river system, analyze success rates of new plantings, and track management over time.
Special thanks to Intel Corporation for financing a drone to help track ongoing floodplain restoration!