Idaho LiDAR Consortium (ILC): Clear Creek

OT Collection ID: OT.042012.26911.6
OT Collection Name: Idaho LiDAR Consortium (ILC): Clear Creek
Short Name: ILC09_ClearCrk
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
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    Collection Overview: The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Earth Eye LLC, 3680 Avalon Park Blvd. The data were delivered in LAS 1.1 format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation, scan angle, and intensity for each return. This project is the data acquisition phase of a administrative study being done in collaboration with the Nez Perce National Forest, Grangeville, ID; Forest Service Region 1 Regional Office, Missoula, MT (Forest Inventory and Analysis and Remote Sensing/ Geospatial Team); and Rocky Mountain Research Station - Forest Sciences Lab, Moscow, ID. The primary goal of the study is to provide operational implementation of Lidar technology in support of project level planning. The proposed applications of Lidar in support of planning are: vegetation structural modeling, erosion modeling, fuels, transportation planning, timber system planning, wildlife habitat modeling, and stream quality. The Rocky Mountain Research Station will provide the development of peer-reviewed forest structural metrics and technical support in implementation of Lidar technology. The technical specifications have been defined to specifically support vegetation modeling using Lidar data. The project area consists of one contiguous blocks totaling 17, 325 hectares in north central Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components. Clear Creek is a tributary of the Middle Fork Clearwater River located east of Kooskia, Idaho. Vegetation is variable, transitioning from low elevation shrubland and mixed conifers to upper elevation spruce-fir. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are the predominant species at lower to mid elevations occupying a fairly xeric setting transitioning to grand fir (Abies grandis) and western red cedar (Thuja plicata) at mid elevations and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at the higher elevations.

    Dataset Acknowledgement: Proper credit to Idaho Lidar Consortium.

    Dataset Citation: N/A - Citation Guidance

    Dataset Keywords: Idaho

    Survey Date: 10/14/2009 - 10/25/2009

    Publication Date: 05/04/2012
    Total lidar returns: 2,225,535,833 pts

    Area: 173 km2

    Point Density: 12.85 pts/m2

        Class 1 - Unclassified388,897
        Class 2 - Ground316,115,319
        Class 5 - High Vegetation1,908,994,926
        Class 7 - Low Point (noise)36,691

    Coordinates System:
        Horizontal: UTM Zone 11N NAD83 [EPSG: 26911]
        Vertical: NAVD88 [EPSG: 5703]

    Survey Report:

    LAS Validation Data Report: ILC09_ClearCrk.html
    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 46.1083915333152°     South: 45.9343304533799°     East: -115.643941181126°     West: -115.846160754561°