Land Cover/Land Use Studies

J. Cook Consultants conducts watershed and other land use/land cover (LU/LC) studies to collect and analyze data based upon the client's needs.  Data collection and analysis may include field data collection, GIS mapping and/or analysis, data point establishment, and photo documentation. 

LU/LC studies are especially useful for alternatives analysis, such as alternate routes for linear projects: comparing natural resources conservation regulatory impacts; estimates of land clearing and mitigation costs, and expected logistical requirements (access, topography).

Wildlife managers, invasive plant researchers, municipal water supply commissions, recreation departments, and others use LU/LC studies to help guide management decisions, identify impacts (potential or existing) of management decisions on the land, and document fiscal and personnel needs.