Mapping Forest Canopy Cover by Watershed
For a conservation GIS grad course, I created an interactive map displaying forest canopy cover statistics by watershed for the Susquehanna River.
Instead, I pre-calculated the statistics in ArcGIS Pro and manipulated my files in QGIS and Mapshaper (to deal with the right-hand rule!). The map is built with OpenLayers and loads with an Esri basemap and hillshade. The user can toggle the USFS Tree Canopy Cover layer, which loads in from the MRLC Consortium. The watershed boundary polygons and statistics are loaded as static GeoJSON files. Zooming in and out and hovering over the watersheds at various levels provides statistics on the forest canopy cover.
Try it out!