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Spotting the Spotted Owl: 30 Years of Forest Disturbance

Wildfires make a significant mark on the bird’s nesting and roosting habitat.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), and photo and owl habitat data courtesy of Raymond Davis/USDA/USFS. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published December 18, 2019
Data acquired 1986 - 2017

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 7 > ETM+
Landsat 8 > OLI
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