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Photo: NASA
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time indoors
Location Canada
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Computer with Internet access.


Deforestation Mapping in Canada


Create an accurate map of Canadian deforestation.
Report deforestation in your local area.

The Canadian Forest Service is asking Canadians to use their local knowledge to identify possible deforestation areas.

Satellites produce much of the available imagery about Canadian forests. However, many of these images do not have enough detail to identify an area has been deforested. The only way to identify deforestation is to visit the area in person. These visits involve travel by air and land vehicles, which results in heavy use of fossil fuels.

By asking local people to visit the sites and then report back to us on the event, we can saving money, reduce travel costs/green house gas emissions, and engaging citizens with their local environment. In addition, your local knowledge and input can help reduce our carbon footprint and deliver one of the most accurate Carbon accounting estimates in world.




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