Drones are getting easier, more beneficial to use

Technologies are often viable tools for land owners and managers. A prime example of this is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly referred to as drones. Their many uses prove them to be beneficial tools in land and forest management.


“Drones can be flown by natural resource managers to capture aerial imagery or scout tracts for a wide variety of management issues,” said Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Extension community forestry specialist. “These include monitoring harvesting progress, identifying insect outbreaks, evaluating storm damage and updating stand or harvest...