Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world.
Here at the HFC we'd like to encourage all Nova Scotians to explore this mapping technology and see what is happening in Nova Scotia, your county or even very near your own backyard!
You can even get customized reports for specific countries or even provinces! See the screenshot below!
Another great site that tracks forest cover loss and gain is hosted by the University of Maryland. It tracks the loss of forest cover since the year 2000.