Researchers: Bryan Begay, Bogdan Strimbu, Stephen Fitzgerald
Study Objective: Assess the impact of forest management activities on forest aesthetics
Summary: In 2020, director of the research forests Stephen Fitzgerald, forest manager Brent Klumph, associate professor of forest engineering Bogdan Strimbu, graduate student Bryan Begay, and forestry student workers employed a three-phase technique to plan harvests when there are potential viewshed impacts. This project was part of Begay’s larger master’s research project exploring aesthetic silviculture.
- Begay, B. 2020. Assessment of the Impact of Forest Management Activities on Forest Aesthetics Using Photogrammetric Point Clouds. MS Thesis, OSU
Related Publications & Other Resources:
- Innovative techniques ensure harvests that prioritize forest health and aesthetics, College of Forestry blog, December 2021