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2023 Operational Lidar Inventory Hybrid Meeting

April 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Please save the date for the 2023 Operational Lidar Inventory meeting on April 5, 2023, at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, Washington, USA. It will be a one-day event and we are planning for a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual options for attendance.

Registration is now live for the 2023 Operational Lidar Inventory (OLI) meeting in Vancouver WA on April 5th at the Water Resources Education Center (https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/water-resources-education-center).

If you are in town early (April 4th) join us 6 pm for an informal social gathering at a site TBD.

The 2023 OLI meeting will feature the following speakers:

  • CMS Regional Map Calibration – Andy Hudak, USDA Forest Service, RMRS
  • Species Identification from Remote Sensing Data – Examples from Three Forests – Cam Brown and Mike Parlow, Forsite
  • Carbon Considerations in a Lidar Forest Inventory – Peter Tittman, New Forest
  • Scale Effects in Area-Based Forest Modeling – Jacob Strunk, USDA Forest Service, FIA
  • Working with a Single-Tree Digital Inventory – Mark Corrao, Northwest Management, Inc.
  • Saving the Monarchs One Tree at a Time – Kelsey Watkins, NV5
  • Assessment of NAIP Point Clouds with Lidar – Kevin Ceder, Woodland Creek Consulting
  • Recovering Discrete Distributions in Forest Inventory using R package Hermite – Tom Baribault, DroneSeed
  • Remote Sensing Inventory Research Database – Luke Rogers, University of Washington, SEFS, NRSIG
  • Interior AK Advanced Remote Sensing Forest Inventory – Hans Andersen, USDA Forest Service, FIA
  • Utilizing Lidar Derived Datasets for Operational Forest Planning – Scott Hillard, American Forest Management
  • Modeling Lynx Habitat with TLS and ALS – Jonathan Batchelor, University of Washington

Registration is $75 / person (virtual or in-person) and free for students (https://mensurationist.net/2023-operational-lidar-inventory-oli-meeting/). In-person registration is strongly encouraged for networking and participation in interactive sessions. Students must register to gain access to the meeting.

Hotel recommendations

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


April 5, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT


Western Forestry and Conservation Association


Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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