Case study

Surveying trail damage from a powerful storm in Colorado

Disaster management
Remote Monitoring
Northwest Colorado, US

What happens when a major wind storm rolls through? Apparently if you're at elevation in Northwest Colorado, you can expect 70+ mph winds to bring down an estimated 15,000 trees! Disturbance events like blowdown can create unsafe trail conditions, and understanding the extent of the impact and recovery over time can be a challenge. With Lens, it's easy to survey the impacts of these events using Compare Mode.