NCSR: Willamette Valley Land Use Change
This module uses aerial photographs to evaluate land use change at the local level and illustrate changes of a landscape over a long period of time. This module expands on an existing laboratory in Environmental Science III, pp.115-126 - The Use of Aerial Photography to Evaluate Land Use Changes.
In this module students examine images of Willamette Valley, Oregon and describe changes in ecosystem elements such as water quality, land use, wildlife habitat, forest type and riparian vegetation. The activity uses images of western Oregon, but the concepts introduced are universal.
The 35-page module instructional guide provides information about the module and includes five sections: Willamette Valley Land Use Change, Notes to Instructors, Assessment, Resources, and Images.
The PowerPoint provides images used in the activity. The 25-page Word document is a duplicate of the PDF instructional guide.