Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping and Loafer Creek LLC announced that Loafer Creek has purchased an ALS50 Airborne Laser Scanner to help them manage and monitor natural resources. This effort includes the Dove Ridge Conservation Bank, a 2,400 acre mitigation bank that opened in December 2003, which offers conservation credits for a variety of endangered species plus vernal pool and swales credits.
To further aid their natural resource managing and monitoring efforts, Loafer Creek also purchased Leica Geosystems’ ERDAS IMAGINE geographic imaging software; a 4k x 4k color digital photogrammetric camera from Spectrum Mapping, LLC (Denver, Col., USA) and a thermal infrared sensor from ITRES Inc. (Englewood, Col., USA). The three sensors will be integrated at Leica Geosystems’ Airborne LIDAR Operation office in Westford, Mass., USA.
Loafer Creek will discuss the acquisition of these products and their use at the Seventh Annual National Wetlands Mitigation and Conservation Banking Conference in New Orleans, La., USA on 3-5 March. Loafer Creek’s environmental counsel, Mike Ohm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC (Chicago, Ill., USA) will be speaking at the conference.
Loafer Creek is a privately held land development and environmental conservation company based in Northern California.