Tuesday, January 6, 2015

“First Urban Forest” Wired with Smart Forest Technology, Alley Pond Park, Queens, NYC

The U.S. Forest Service is investing in new technology and cyber infrastructure within its Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFR) network. 

Alley Pond Park in Queens, New York City is the “first urban forest” to be wired with Smart Forest technology [www.smartforests.org] as part of the planned USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station’s "Smart Forest network”.  The Alley Pond Park data collection, from air and soil temperature to precipitation to solar radiation and phenology, will be a collaboration of scientists from the U.S. Forest Service, NYC Parks and Drexel University in Philadelphia. 

See:  http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article.php/20138 for the original article and for more details about the project.