High Density LiDAR was flown for the majority of the Tahoe National Forest over two seasons (early snow fall in 2013 required a seasonal pause in the acquisition) to help inform a variety of metrics for USFS assessments including vegetation, fuels, hydrology, and geology.
This dataset includes data collected in the 2013 season. For 2014 data, click here.
Note: One flight swath was missed during the 2013 collection campaign, resulting in a lower point density in that area. The swath was flown in 2014, but is included in neither this nor the 2014 data provided through OpenTopography's services. You may still download this point cloud file in the bulk download section here.
USFS Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab (2015, February). Full Waveform LiDAR Survey of Tahoe National Forest - acquired Fall of 2013 and Summer of 2014. Acquired by The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), PI: Qinghua Guo, Ph.D., in agreement with USFS Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab, Tahoe National Forest, and USGS # 13-PA-11051700-028.
Disclaimer: This product is produced from information prepared by the USDA, Forest Service, or from other suppliers. The Forest Service cannot assure the reliability or suitability of this information for a particular purpose. The data and product accuracy may vary due to compilation from various sources, including modeling and interpretation, and may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. For more information contact: Scott Conway, USFS Remote Sensing Lab, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dataset Keywords: Tahoe National Forest, Sierra County, Yuba County, Nevada County, Placer County, Truckee