Project Code: FWS-USA-14
|Project Title||Use GIS to help an endangered species|
|Project Summary||Use remote sensing and GIS to track the progress of habitat restoration for two listed species - the southwestern willow flycatcher and the western yellow-billed cuckoo.|
|Agency||Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Number of Interns||1|
This project will utilize remote sensing to assess habitat restoration efforts. Specifically, this project will track 1) expansion of canopy cover, 2) cover of non-native plant species (Tamarisk, Siberian Elm, Russian olive), 3) amount of habitat within a given distance of water. Desire a candidate with interest in using machine learning techniques to classify images. Experience with R and/or Python helpful.
This project is a great way to help with species conservation and better understand the work that goes on at a National Wildlife Refuge. The candidate chosen will gain valuable real-life experience while helping inform management for threatened and endangered species.