2021 Operational LiDAR Inventory (OLI) Meeting

Virtual Zoom Meeting

April 7, 2021, 8am – 5pm PST


The 2021 OLI meeting will be virtual and the focus will be on the operational or near-operational usage of remote sensing technologies in forest inventory and mapping applications.


  • 8:30  Intro – Jacob Strunk, USFS, FIA
  • 9:00  Plot Based Inventory (PBI): Area Based Estimation for Updating Minnesota’s Stand Level Inventory (lidar) – Jennifer Corcoran, Minnesota DNR
  • 9:30 Bypassing Tree Growth Models to Predict Timber Harvest from LidarTom Baribault, Mason, Bruce and Girard
  • 10:00  Break
  • 10:15  Predictive Forest Inventory in British Columbia: A Test Site for Advancing Forest Inventory MethodsQuinn Geoffrey, BC Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
  • 10:45  OSU Academic ProgramTemesgen Hailemariam, OSU
  • 11:00  MT Academic ProgramDavid Affleck, UMT
  • 11:15 UW Academic Program Monika Moskal, UW
  • 11:30  UW SEFS McIntire-Stennis Internal Research Proposals – Monika Moskal, UW
  • 12:00  Lunch Break/Optional Breakout
  • 13:00  Field Measurements from Mobile Lidar ScanningAndrew Sanchez-Meador, Northern Arizona University
  • 13:30 Lidar Modeling Analysis in South CarolinaJacob Strunk, USDA Forest Service, FIA
  • 14:00  Operational Forest Inventory of Mature Douglas-fir Stands Using Mobile LidarBogdon Strimbu and Chu Qi, Oregon State University
  • 14:30  Break
  • 15:00  Stand development simulation using LiDAR generated tree characteristics in a Tree and Stand Simulator (TASS)Sharad Baral and Jeff Stone, BC FLNR
  • 15:30  Species-composition Modeling Using Lidar and Spectral IndicesFrancisco Mauro Gutierrez, Oregon State University
  • 16:00  HRIS Forest Inventory Reliability Metrics – Understanding the Variable Spatial Accuracy of Your Stand Attribute ModelsCassidy Rankine
  • 16:30  Individual Tree Detection LiDAR InventoriesMike Parlow, Forsite Consultants
  • 17:00 Adjourn

Registration Information

Registration Pricing:

  • Regular Virtual Registration: $50
  • Student Virtual Registration: Free

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