Riparian Community and Aquatic Habitat Classification for the Shasta River
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This project was undertaken in support of salmon and habitat restoration within the Shasta River drainage. The primary focus was to delineate both riparian and aquatic habitat within the study area based on classification of multi-spectral imagery. Ground truth data were provided by the USFWS for both riparian species and stream habitat types and were used to guide a combination of supervised and unsupervised classification for both riparian and stream habitats. Image classification results are provided for vegetation and stream habitats, including an error assessment of the classifications. A GIS project was also developed to allow resource managers access to both the raw and classified imagery.
Hardy, T.B., S. Clemens, M. Winkelaar, L. Kent, R.C. Addley. 2006. Riparian Community and Aquatic Habitat Classification for the Shasta River. Final Report for US Fish and Wildlife Service.