Effective March 17th, 2021, the API which powers the custom requests and the latest change analysis will stop function.  The new Beta version for making custom requests is ready at https://code.earthengine.google.com/840ba57d49b1716b0ae3f9afebb38eb9?hideCode=true. The new tool requires a Google Earth Engine login, which you sign up for at: https://earthengine.google.com/new_signup. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we create the new and improved SouthFACT! 

Harvest slide

Tracking a Managed Landscape

RS Harvest (AR) slide

2015 Springtime Forest Harvesting, Arkansas

RS Harvest (NC) slide

2013 - 2014 Forest Harvesting During a Year in the Coastal Plain, North Carolina

Wildfire slide

Supporting Wildland Fire Suppression Efforts

RS Wildfire Bastrop Fire slide

2011 Bastrop Fire Complex, Bastrop, Texas

RS Wildfire Pains Bay slide

2011 Pains Bay Fire, Coastal Plain, North Carolina

Tornado slide

Assessing Natural Disasters

RS Tornado slide

2013 Spring Tornadoes, Oklahoma

Hurricane slide

Salvaging a Damaged Forest

RS Hurricane slide

2005 - 2006 Salvage Harvests Following Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana


Beta Release

Users may submit a custom request specifying an area of interest, time period, and analysis method.

Sign-up to be notified when new data is available or when forest change has been detected on your area of interest. Users specify an area of interest and are provided notification when new data is available or when forest change has been detected.

Forest Change Viewer displays the most recent forest change detected.

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VIDEO: How to Submit a Custom Request

A step-by-step tutorial on using the custom request application (view more videos)



CASE STUDY: Identifying Forest Harvests

Forest managers are tasked with tracking harvest sites to monitor best management practices and to manage water quality objectives. The steps in this use case show how to use the SouthFACT applications to find forest harvests in Eastern North Carolina. (read more)