Managing NYCís urban forest and natural resources with geospatial data
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Jacqueline Lu
NYC Parksí Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources division has a decades long history of using GIS to support urban forestry and ecological restoration. GIS is used to coordinate emergency tree operations and survey saltwater inundation impacts after Sandy; identify priority planting areas based on environmental need; and quantify how block pruning reduces future tree hazards. Participants will learn how geospatial analysis informs program priorities and improves operational efficiency.