Galena Forest (Biomass) Inventory and Long-term Sustained Yield Planning
In late January, 2013 Geographic Resource Solutions (GRS) released the This report describes the detailed vegetation/land cover/biomass inventory developed for approximately 1.25 million acres of wildlands in the vicinity of Galena that was used to estimate forest growth and biomass availability and project the magnitude and sustainability of future harvest levels through the end of this century. It represents the combination of field data collection, image classification, growth projection, harvest scheduling, and long-term sustained yield planning services, all performed by GRS. The resulting information provided the basis for a determination of the feasibility of developing biomass fueled power generation for the community of Galena. This Project was funded by grants from the Alaska Energy Authority and the Bureau of Land Management.