2023 Operational Lidar Inventory (OLI) Meeting

Please save the date for the The 2023 OLI Meeting which will be held on April 5th at the Water Resources Education Center  in Vancouver WA, USA. It will be a 1-day event and we are planning to have a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual options for attendance.  Feel free to get on the agenda early if you have a topic in mind – email Jacob Strunk.

Vancouver, WA and the surrounding area has lots of options for sight-seeing and recreation, including the the Pacific coastline, cascade mountains, and numerous activities in the city of Portland, OR, just across the river from Vancouver, WA.

Informal Social – Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm

If you are in town early (April 4th) join us 6 pm for an informal social gathering at Beaches Restaurant & Bar. Make sure to sign up as there is limited space for this event. If there is overflow part of the group will go across the parking lot to McMenamins on the Columbia.


*Click on any of the linked titles below to view the recording of that presentation. Please note the recordings are password protected and all paid attendees will receive the password by email.

8:45   Welcome/Intro – Jacob Strunk, USDA Forest Service, FIA (PDF)

9:10   CMS Regional Map Calibration – Andy Hudak, USDA Forest Service, RMRS (PDF)

9:35    Break

9:45  Species Identification from Remote Sensing Data – Examples from Three Forests – Cam Brown, Forsite (PDF)

10:10  Modeling LynxHabitat with TLS and ALS – Jonathan Batchelor, UW (PDF)

10:35   Scale Effects in Area-Based Forest Modeling – Jacob Strunk, USDA Forest Service, FIA (PDF)

11:00   Break

11:10  Working with a Single-Tree Digital Inventory – Mark Corrao, Northwest Management, Inc.

11:35   Saving the Monarchs One Tree at a Time – Kelsey Watkins, NV5 (PDF)

12:00   Lunch

12:50  Assessment of NAIP Point Clouds with Lidar – Kevin Ceder, Woodland Creek Consulting (PDF)

1:15   Remote Sensing Inventory Research Database – Luke Rogers, University of Washington, SEFS, NRSIG (PDF)

1:40   Lidar Carbon Analysis – Peter Tittman, New Forests (PDF)

2:05  Break

2:15  LAPIS – Lidar Processing Tool – Jonathan Kane, UW, PFC

2:40   Recovering Discrete Distributions in Forest Inventory using R package Hermite – Tom Baribault, Mast Reforestation (PDF)

3:05   Interior AK Advanced Remote Sensing Forest Inventory – Hans Andersen, USDA Forest Service, FIA (PDF)

3:30   Break

3:40   Field Technology for OLI – Kerry Halligan, Woodland Solutions Group (PDF)

4:05   Stand Effects: What Are They and What Can We Do About Them? – Bryce Frank, OR BLM (PDF)

4:30   Adjourn

Registration Pricing

  • Professional Registration: $75, in-person or virtual
  • Student Registration: Free, in-person or virtual, but please make sure to register.

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The Growth Model User Group (GMUG) annual meeting will be hosted the following day (April 6th) at the same venue (https://mensurationist.net/2023-growth-model-users-group-gmug/). Take advantage of the opportunity to attend both meetings.