|Sponsor:||Canadian Forest Products|
Object and Deliverables
The project involved the completion of LiDAR derived operational inventories for the remainder of FMA 9900037, begun with project CANFOR-01-092.
The project was completed by Forsite Consultants Ltd. from June 2020 to July 2021.
Main tasks in this project included: accurate photo interpretation of 8100 trees and tying each tree to the associated signature within the LiDAR point cloud in order to create a tree library for the Tree Species Identifier (TSI) model to reference; accurate photo interpretation of 290 one-hectare validation areas for species mix and height in order to compare model results; build the TSI model; complete a field sampling program that that established 43 new sample plots, geo-referenced plot centres for 31 existing permanent sample plots established by Canfor, and use data from 45 sample plots established as part of Canfor-01-092; and regression analyses for various tree and stand metrics.