Thom, Brian and Baker, Jack
Drone imagery for Cordova Bay and Porlier Pass Two study sites in the Salish sea were surveyed using Unoccupied Aerial Vehicle (UAV) techniques: ȾEL,IȽĆ and St’utl’qulus. The overall accuracies of the UAV imagery classifications and the particular accuracies of the class representing lhuq’us suggest that UAV technologies paired with Google Earth Engine (GEE) object based image analysis (OBIA) methodologies can effectively detect lhuq’us. Lhuq’us (the Hul’q’umi’num’ language term for pohrpyra/pyropia spp. (commonly known as red laver or black gold)) is a flavourful and nutritious intertidal seaweed that grows on rocky beaches across the Pacific Northwest. Hul’q’umi’num’ language, cultural values, teachings, and family histories are all interwoven into the harvesting and consumption of lhuq’us in Hul’qumi’num territories. There are serious concerns and cultural values and practices deeply interconnected with culturally important species like lhuq’us.
Canada, BC, Cordova Bay, and Porlier Pass
Social Sciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Victoria Dataverse