IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 11, November 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Aliyu Hassan Ibrahim
The relevance of forests to the environment and mankind cannot be overemphasized, as it is often referred to as an important component of the ecosystem at all levels which provides a wide range of services and functions such as; regulating water supplies, buffering floods and droughts, mitigating the adverse effects of Green House Gases (GHG) emission and harboring biodiversity. The aim of this research was to determine the extent of lanuse/landcover change of Guga Forest Reserve in, Shika, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The methodology adopted for this research includes using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information (GIS) techniques, Landsat MSS imagery of 1986, Landsat TM imagery of 1990, Landsat ETM+ data of 1999 and Landsat 8 OLI image 2019.