Incorporating Innovative Technology into Our Reforestation Efforts
Rep. Blake Moore (UT-01)
Energy Innovation Agenda: Natural Solutions & Conservation
Bill: The Forest TECH Improvement Act
The Forest TECH Improvement Act creates a 5-year pilot program to allow the Forest Service to test out new technologies like drones to increase the pace and scale of reforestation efforts. The bill also accelerates the use and integration of GIS and remote sensing technologies like LiDAR so that we can better identify reforestation needs and the total amount of carbon sequestered in our forests.
This bill also requires that drones used under the program be made and manufactured in America in order to help promote American jobs and innovation.
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