Mapping the Ponderosa Pine in Henry Coe State Park
Track: Wildland Fire Management
Authors: Will Fourt
A detailed map of the Ponderosa pine vegetation types in Henry Coe State Park is useful to assess this resource, its history, and risk to high severity wildfire. I developed this map using field vegetation surveys and a maximum likelihood classification of color infrared imagery and a crown height model developed from LiDAR data. The results indicate that the area of Ponderosa pine dominance is smaller than previously thought, and that recent wildfires have diminished a significant portion.