Supporting Remote Sensing for Montana

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MontanaView is a consortiumof universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies working within Montana to advance the use of remotely sensed data for the benefit of Montana's citizens. MontanaView is a member of the AmericaView nationwide remote sensing consortium.


  • To advance remote sensing through education and outreach in the public and private sectors.
  • To advance remote sensing and sustainable technology transfer through research.


  • UAS Story Map:
  • Manuals for remote sensing image analysis:

  • Congratulations to Rick Lawrence - among the recipients of the first AmericaView Lifetime Achievement Award!
  • Congratulations to the 2022 MontanaView Fellowship Awardees! 
    • Montana State University:
      • Nate Heili (Advisor Wyatt Cross), Towards quantifying the magnitude and importance of aquatic insect emergence from irrigation ditches in Gallatin Valley, MT
      • Hayden Yates (Advisor Andrew Laskowski), Challenges and limitations of UAV-based thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing with a FLIR Duo Pro R camera
    • University of Montana (Faculty mentor Anna Klene):
      • Spencer Vieira, Impacts of wildfires and climate change on western larch regeneration, western U.S.
      • Michael McInenly, Using INSAR to measure seasonal changes in halite salt crust elevation in the Salar de Pajonales, Chile
    • Montana Tech (Faculty mentor Xiaobing Zhou):
      • Erin Mcgowan, Modeling/monitoring the spatial distribution of stream power and lateral channel migration on the upper Ruby river: A fluvial geomorphic tool for river restoration practices
      • Yihuan Gao, Monitoring changes in mountain glaciers in southwestern Montana in response to climate change using long-term remote sensing data
    • Montana State University Billings (Faculty mentor Joe Hoover):
      • Madisan Chavez, Assessing change in acreage of irrigated agriculture in the Stillwater watershed of south-central Montana
    • University of Montana Western (Faculty mentor Arica Crootof):
      • Kalai'i Sim, Lateral channel migration and sediment transport of beaver dominated streams, Red Rock Creek, Montana
      • Megan Francois, Later channel migration of beaver dominated streams, Odell Creek, Montana
    • Salish Kootenai College (Faculty mentor Robert Kenning):
      • Randall Finley, Mapping historic forest management with historic aerial photographs for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
      • Bryce Norling, Mapping historic forest management with historic aerial photographs for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes