Forestry

Forests are vital for life on earth, which is well known to everyone. It not only cleanses the atmosphere by carbon sequestration, stops the soil erosion by holding the soil, augment the water level by slowing the speed of surface run-off, cater the need of timber for construction, production, paper, etc, help the local inhabitants to sustain their livelihood with the help of NTFP, but is also the habitat for thousands and thousands of wild lives and animals. Therefore it is essential to manage and maintain our forests for future.

Remote Sensing and GIS supported with GPS aided field survey has been proved to be an indispensable tool for forest management. Satellite remote sensing offer the most distinct advantages in consistency of data; synoptic coverage; global reach; cost per unit area; repeatability; precision; and accuracy. Remote sensing satellite data is also found to be very useful in mapping even the inaccessible terrain. A fairly accurate database on Forest can be created in a relatively short span of time, which is otherwise not possible through conventional method of field survey.

Excel Geomatics provide a wide range of consultancy and services in the field of Forestry. These include-

  • Forest Cover Mapping
    • Based on Types
    • Based on Density
    • Tree Species
  • Pre-stratification of Forest for Forest Management
  • Estimate the Wood Stock of the Forest Resource
  • Upgrade the existing forest stock maps and create Forest Inventory
  • Calculate the Carbon Sequestration values of the forest
  • Identification of suitable sites for setting up of industries based on forest resources, for livelihood development
  • Carry out RS and GIS based analyses for Identification of villages for joint forest management