Drone monitoring of invasive plan species

Colleagues in the US have been using drones for monitoring of invasive plants. The Lake McMurtry team was asked to survey the spread of a recently identified invasive aquatic plant called Yellow Floating Heart at Lake Carl Blackwell in Sillwater Ok. The two bodies of water are within 1/2 mile of each other and crews from Lake McMurtry were sent to survey the spread of the plant as well it’s relation to Lake McMurtry. Surveys are being conducted routinely to help identify if / when the plant spreads to Lake McMurtry.

See their work here.

 

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