Lidar Uses in Forest Management
Lidar data can provide a broad range of products that can better inform land managers about the landscapes that they manage. Within the Forest Service, we regularly produce several simple products that help resource specialists identify features of interest across the forests that they manage. We are also continuing to explore how emerging technologies and models that can better leverage the data we collect. This presentation will cover a range of examples showing how lidar is being used in the Forest Service. Examples will cover a broad spectrum of lidar derived products from bare earth elevation and canopy surface models to area-based regression models and individual tree identification.