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Quiz - Asessing Windthrow at the Landscape Level Assessment Module

Learning outcome:
  • Know how aerial photographs, forest cover, and topographic maps can be used within a GIS environment to produce landscape-level maps of windthrow risk.
Assessment Questions:
  1. How can GIS be used to advantage in planning for windthrow in managed forest stands?

A) forest cover layers can be used to decipher information on wind direction and intensity
B) information on ecosystem, topography, soils, forest types, and historic windthrow can be combined to show relative windthrow sensitivity for planning areas
C) GIS layers that map windthrow risk are available now for much of the province
D) GIS is capable of outputting clean simple maps of planning areas that are great for adding data collected on the FS 712 data.

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