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FlightPath

Assess a 50-Acre Site in 30 Minutes or Less with Sitka FlightPath™

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To complement our data acquisition and management solutions, Sitka offers terrestrial and aquatic habitat aerial surveys using unmanned aerial systems (UAS). In a single flight, we are able to collect all the data needed to provide you with high-resolution, georeferenced orthoimagery, topographic datasets, metrics, and more.

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Sitka FlightPath Gets Some Great Coverage in Saving Land Magazine

Our UAS-based monitoring program with Columbia Land Trust made the Conservation News section of the Winter 2017 issue.

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Sitka Webcast

Learn How Our Customers are Maximizing Program Results with Sitka Tools

Miss the webcast? Never fear. It's recorded! Learn how Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program, Columbia Land Trust, Montana DNRC, and TRPA are benefiting from Sitka-built tools.

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At first glance, it’s clear that digital terrain models from UAV flights offer an efficient and accurate way to monitor and measure change on our lands. We can adapt our management plans in response to our findings, and ultimately work smarter toward our restoration goals.

Ian Sinks | Stewardship Director, Columbia Land Trust

What You’ll Get

High-resolution Orthoimagery

Topographic Dataset

4K Video

Digital Surface Model

Point Cloud

Near-infrared Sensor Products

Vegetation Health

Devil’s Elbow UAV Flight

Technical Brief

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems for 2D/3D Habitat Metrics

See what we and Columbia Land Trust learned from our flights in the Columbia Estuary.

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What You Can Support

With ground sampling distances of ~2 centimeters, it has never been easier to support:

  • Compliance monitoring (ESA, NEPA, NHPA, etc.)
  • Forest inventories
  • Land appraisals and due diligence
  • Pre and post-construction site assessments
  • Fish passage barrier inventories
  • Riparian vegetation assessments
  • Environmental accounting calculators for credits/debits
  • Asset management-based risk assessments


UAS + Pilot + Palm Trees

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Terrain Model Comparison

Find out how digital terrain models from drones compares with LIDAR-derived datasets.

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FlightPath Flight for TNC - 8 June 2016
Image Source:  Sitka FlightPath UAS Flight for The Nature Conservancy | June 2016

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 10, 2017, 8:00 AM (MDT)
Oct. 12, 2017, 5:00 PM (MDT)
Fort Collins, CO

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44th Annual Natural Areas Conference

Presenting + Sponsoring + Exhibiting

The conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus. Colorado’s natural areas offer numerous models for successful conservation and collaboration, including the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, which manages more than 36,000 acres. The event will include sessions on:

  • Conservation across (natural/political/cultural) boundaries
  • Urban/wildland interface
  • Wilderness and research natural areas management
  • Value of healthy land in water resource management
  • Technology for land management success
  • Forest and range management
  • Invasive species management


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Nov. 7, 2017, 9:00 AM (PST)
Nov. 8, 2017, 5:00 PM (PST)
Portland, Oregon

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Field Technology Conference 2017

Presenting + Exhibiting

The focus of this year's conference is field technologies in the fishery and forestry industries. The conference expects to attract a wide swath of Pacific Northwest resource professionals.


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From the blog

January 18, 2017

Happy to be Dealt into ACES 2016

Lucky for me, it wasn’t a high stakes hold ‘em tournament but rather an inspiring gathering of folks trying to fundamentally change the way we do conservation. A Community for Ecosystem Services (ACES) is a conference that happens every two years.

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December 13, 2016

Our Sitka FlightPath Program with Columbia Land Trust Gets Some Great Coverage in Saving Land Magazine

In the article, High-Tech Way to See a Swamp, Ian Sinks from Columbia Land Trust shared, “It’s clear that digital terrain models from UAV flights offer an efficient and reasonably accurate way to monitor and measure changes on our lands. It’s a brave new world for land stewardship professionals, where today’s rapidly evolving technologies are helping restore natural habitats of the presettlement past.”

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July 13, 2016

See What We Learned at the Conservation Manager Roundtable

On June 15th, we were both humbled and honored to host 15 people from eight different organizations for our first Conservation Manager Roundtable. Representatives from Puget Sound down to the Tahoe Basin shared their successes, challenges, and innovate solutions with the group.

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