Aerial Overview Surveys


The B.C. Forest Service annually surveys the majority of the forested land in the province using the classic sketch mapping technique known as the overview survey method.

The purpose of the survey is to record and report the general trends in disturbance patterns across the provincial forested land base.

Data from the BC survey is also comparable to data collected from 1914 to 1995 by the Canadian Forest Service's former Forest Insect and Disease Survey Survey (FIDS) and to US Forest Service, Forest Health monitoring surveys.


Last updated on September 10, 2015
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