Forestry, land reclamation, and vegetation management are vital activities that make immense contributions to man, plants, animals, the economy, and the environment. Forestry provides for animal and wood resources, vegetation management promotes harmony between infrastructure and vegetation, and land reclamation improves the land for optimal usage by man and animals. 


Each of the scopes mentioned above involve rigorous and resource-intensive processes and the opportunities for innovative solutions to more efficient practices are plenty. When outputs are dependent on the effectiveness of the applied methods and measures, and traditional methods come with their fair share of shortcomings, technology advancements in the area of remote piloted aerial application systems (RPAAS or ‘drones’ ) have been picking up the slack. 

Aerial drone solutions have seen a variety of successes when across forestry, vegetation management, and land reclamation operations by improving their speed, efficiency, accuracy and safety.

Here are just a few of the ways drones have revolutionized the way several industries operate. 


Real Time WildLife Tracking

Wildlife is always moving, and where they are can very much influence their health, safety and ability to live in harmony with humans. Drones can help establish wildlife visibility, letting Rangers know where they are at any given time - their numbers, where they are headed, their general health and anything they may or have come into contact with. 


Effectively Monitor Tree Health

Drones have a wide spectrum of sensors to help identify tree health throughout the forest. 

Disease, infestation and more can be identified and relayed back to those who are monitoring, so they can provide timely, appropriate and accurate intervention.


Precise Chemical Spraying

With drones, herbicides, pesticides, and even fertilizers are applied with unmatched precision. This is done at a fast pace and without putting humans in direct contact with anything unsafe.



When there is a need to plant seeds in the forest, drones are used for their speed, accuracy and ability to easily access areas that can be either too delicate or  treacherous for humans or ATVs.  


Accurately Mapping Extent of Vegetation Invasion

Drones provide mapping of areas to identify where intervention is needed and where it isn’t. Saving time, effort and resources from being wasted.


Clearing Out Hard-To-Reach Vegetation

There are situations where vegetation invades areas and infrastructures in hard-to-reach zones. Examples include swamps, canals, cliffs, etc. Drones can get to these regions with ease.


Land Reclamation Planning 

Drones will help develop 3D models, maps, and subsurface imaging to equip managers with the data they need to draft what is needed for reclamation, including identifying areas that may present future challenges. 


Refilling of Topsoil and Revegetation

Drones can effectively replant seedlings and replace topsoil wherever required.


Subsurface Data For Soil And Water Test

Drones effectively gather data for soil and water quality checks. They can cover the entire site in little time and offer precise data reporting.

If you’re looking for land reclamation, aerial seeding, or fencing, here at Homeland Environmental Solutions we know how to create your ideal solution for any job. 

Homeland is the most reliable and successful Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems company in the industry. Contact us today! 

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