Restoration of Hester Marsh started in 2017. Drones are being used to help monitor progress. From East Bay Times:
Traditionally, scientists examine how vegetation is faring by hand. Using meter sticks and tape measures, they count the number of each plant type within a small area and calculate approximate vegetation coverage throughout the entire region.
The stark-white foot-long drone, however, with its two affixed cameras, can survey the entire 35-acre area of Hester Marsh’s phase II restoration in about 45 minutes. Further, a snapshot of the entire region means precise plant counts rather than estimations.
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