Shawnigan Basin Society Mapping Projects
The Basin Society has a collection of maps to share with the community.
Click on the links below to learn more about each mapping project.
LAND USE: TERESTRIAL IMPACTS
LandSat Maps of Change: More Than Just Pretty Pictures
A Master's thesis on the vegetation changes between 1984 and 2014 in Shawnigan Lake
This study mapped the vegetation changes between 1984 and 2014 in southern Vancouver Island using various methods, including the Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI) derived from satellite data. Very detailed analyses in the Shawnigan Lake Watershed during those 31 years provide information on vegetation cover, urban sprawl, and remaining ecological corridors.
As climate in the region continues to change and anthropogenic pressures build-up, mapping the changing landscape becomes critical for the adaptive management of the basin.
© Mar Martínez de Saavedra Álvarez, MSc.
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