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Spotting the Spotted Owl: 30 Years of Habitat Change

Maps of forest cover type show where the composition and structure of the forest is sufficient for the threatened species to nest and roost.


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 owl habitat data courtesy of Raymond Davis/USDA/USFS. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published December 17, 2019
Data acquired 1986 - 2017

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