DroneDeploy.org Speaker Series: Mapping for Land Trusts

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March 2, 2023
Land trusts are a crucial tool for conservation. The process of acquiring land, and managing and reporting on restoration and preservation efforts can be incredibly time intensive. New technologies including satellite imagery and aerial data captured from drones are providing land managers with new tools for conservation Join us for a webinar to learn from experts in the field on how drones and mapping technology are being used by land trusts. We'll discuss the most effective use cases and best practices for getting started with using drones for land management. How to collect drone data for site assessments, reporting, and documenting land status and habitat Property monitoring and site documentation with drones for building strong land-owner relationships A look at ground capture technologies for photos, panoramas, and video walkthroughs. Integrating drone data with other GIS and Satelite Imagery datasets to gain the information needed for conservation decision making A discussion on how drone technology can enable the future of sustainable land management The webinar will be 60 minutes and will include time for questions.


Rebecca Lehman
Social Impact Program Manager, DroneDeploy

Rebecca finds innovative ways to leverage technology in addressing social and environmental problems. At DroneDeploy she manages both the nonprofit and education programs. She works with nonprofits and social impact organizations to enable the power of mapping and new technology to reach those who need it most. She has a master's degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment.

Peter Cooper
Stewardship Associate, Deschutes Land Trust

Peter (he/his) is the Deschutes Land Trust's Stewardship Associate. Peter assists with the management and monitoring of our protected lands, as well as helping implement restoration projects and engaging with the local community. He works and lives in Bend. Peter earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. After graduating, Peter worked as a seasonal restoration and stewardship associate for the Eugene-based McKenzie River Trust, where he helped with a wide variety of restoration projects. Peter has lived in Oregon his entire life and enjoys the variety of climates and landscapes that make this state so great. In his free time, you will find Peter exploring new places, backpacking, skiing, cooking, going to see live music, playing sports, and hanging out with his friends and family.

Michael Heneghan
Stewardship Director , Georgia-Alabama Land Trust

Mike joined the Land Trust in 2017 and is our Director of Stewardship. He has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from Auburn University, where his research focused on assessing public attitudes toward black bear populations in Alabama. While in Arizona, Mike worked as a wildland firefighter on the Coconino National Forest and managed a captive breeding enclosure for endangered Sonoran pronghorn with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Mike has also worked on a number of research projects including data collection on Samango monkey habitat selection in South Africa and most recently as a Wildlife Ecologist with Virginia Tech, where he monitored wildlife disease ecology and ecosystem dynamics in Botswana. In his free time Mike enjoys searching for and photographing wildlife, traveling, and martial arts.

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