The Sebastian County Conservation District has acquired a state of the art drone, making it the first Conservation Districts in the state of Arkansas to fly this upscale technology. The district also has two newly licensed FAA commercial pilots with Part 107 certification, Harrison Sears and William Baggett. The drone will enhance the capabilities of the Conservation District by utilizing it with farmers and landowners. The drone will be used to enhance forage improvement by doing pasture surveys, forestry surveys, and monitor the spread of invasive plants. The drone also has the ability to create current maps of land and pastures that can benefit farmers and landowners alike.
The drone’s state of the art capabilities include the ability to shoot 5.2K in 30 frames per second and 4K in 60 frames per second. It also has an anti-collision feature and is one of the only drones that is omnidirectional gimble. The drone can also be used for marketing and promotion of the Sebastian County Conservation District various projects, as well as for other Conservation Districts across the state. The new uses of the drone are limitless when it comes to conservation in Sebastian County and across the state.