These data were acquired in October 2015 after the Soda Fire burned approximately 280,000 acres of sagebrush steppe in the northern portion of the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Owyhee County, Idaho in August of that year. This dataset was collected for Kathleen Lohse, Idaho State University, Department of Biological Sciences, and Mark Seyfried, USDA-ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center. The requested survey area is located approximately 55 km southwest of Boise, ID. The polygon encloses approximately 150 km2
. Note: A considerable percentage of the points in this dataset were classified as "building" (LAS class 6) although visual inspection indicates these points are mostly above-ground vegetation. For the purposes of distribution though OpenTopography, these points have been grouped with "unclassified" (LAS class 1) points to reduce point cloud classification to either "ground" or "unclassified" below.