Lidar-Assisted Forest Inventory

Lidar-Assisted Forest Inventory

LiDAR – Light Detection and Ranging. For all land owners and managers interested in measurement of the location and height of each tree across their landscape, we offer the FOR-D LiDAR- Assisted forest census.

This is an individual tree digital forest that can easily be viewed, downloaded or separated into specific units or areas on a desktop or laptop computer. The FOR-D inventory requires LiDAR acquisition custom specifications and field data using fixed radius plots each with a submeter GPS center and 100% measurement of all trees for increased accuracy and precision of individual tree species, DBH, height, volume comma and many other features these deep digital forests are set up for input into growth and yield models that provide the accuracy needed for valuation an investment calculations, wildfire mitigation and avoid cost calculations, transportation and harvest and management feasibility assessments, as well as forestry wildlife hydrology and recreation planning.

Carbon Programs and Offsets

Carbon Programs and Offsets

For private and tribal land managers interested in a Carbon Offset project we provide fixed radius permanent for test inventory plots. These are often located with a sub meter GPS system and 100% inventoried for increased precision of tree volumes, growth, forest structure and valuation. These plot data are then used as a sample to estimate the inventory across an ownership and calculate the Carbon Offset Credits the forest can provide to efforts addressing Changing Climate conditions.

Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI)

We focus on traditional grid sampling forest measurement methods. Where fixed radius permanent forest inventory plots are monumented and each tree is tagged. These plots are often subsampled comma and the data are modeled across the landscape for a sampled inventory estimate. These plots are revisited on a 10 year frequency to monitor growth, vigor, mortality comma and volume overtime period this information is used primarily for forest wide planning and management.

Variable Radius Plots (VRP)

Variable Radius Plots (VRP)

For small land owners and those not interested in the latest and greatest technology:

We focus on traditional forest measurement methods, forest inventory sample, growth and yield projections, harvest volumes, management plans, fire fuel reductions, seedling planting comma and financial valuations for land purchases and sales