Applied Ecological Services

Seasonal Phenology Calendar

This calendar provides general guidelines for seasonal opportunities associated with ecological mapping application. Match your need for ecological mapping to the seasonal aerial imaging opportunity.

Note: Calendar is meant to serve as a general guide. Site specific and annual/seasonal trends should always be considered. Calendar would assume proximity to the Midwest.

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    Seasonality/Phenology
Application Description   Winter Winter Spring Leaf off Spring Leaf off Begin Leaf on Peak  Peak  Peak  Fall Transition Fall Transition Winter Leaf Off Winter Leaf Off
Project Type Veg Veg Veg
  Vigor Vigor Vigor
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Disaster Response (blowdowns, tornados, floods) Vegetation x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stream Bank/Channel Morphology/Bank Erosion Water Resource x x x x             x x
Cold Water/Springs/Fens Water Resource     x                  
Pipeline Leak Detection Invenory / Monitoring      x                  
Failing Septic Detection Water Resource     x             x x x
Levee Conditions/Hydro mapping Water Resource     x x     x x   x x  
Stormwater BMP (Flood, Erosion, Point/Non-point) Water Resource     x x         x x    
Impervious Cover Water Resource     x x           x x  
Municipal Mapping Feature Map     x x           x x x
Military Installations Feature Map     x x x              
Small engineering mapping, surveying projects Service     x x x         x x  
Timber inventory Site Planning     x x x         x x x
Windfarm as built Site Planning     x x x         x x x
Utility Corridors/Transmission and Distribution Corridor     x x x         x x  
Transportation routes (DOT) Corridor     x x x         x x x
Acquisition for other aerial firms Private     x x x         x x x
Temporal Change Detection/Analysis Service     x x x x x x x x x x
Land Trust Monitoring Site Planning     x x x x x x x x x x
Woody Invasive Buckthorn, Honeysuckle, multi-flora rose, Garlic Mustard, European bittersweet Vegetation                   x x  
Vegetation Species Mapping Vegetation     x x x x x x x x x  
Vegetation Community Mapping Vegetation     x x x x x x x x x  
Invasive Plant Species (Cool season Grasses/wetland/Openland) Vegetation       x x x x x x x    
Phragmites Feature Map           x x x x      
Crop Production Agriculture           x x x x      
Crop Damage Agriculture           x x x x      
Algae Abundance Water Resource           x x x        
Tree Canopy Forestry           x x x        
Aquatic Vegetation: Algae Blooms, Species  Water Resource           x x x        
Biomass Estimating Forestry           x x x        
Emerald Ash Forestry           x x x x x    
Savanna/Oak Canopy Forestry                   x    
Mining, quarry, aggregate, volume est. Private                        
Total applications by month   1 1 19 17 12 13 14 14 10 19 16 9
% of applications by month   3% 3% 66% 59% 41% 45% 48% 48% 34% 66% 55% 31%