IntELiMon: Interagency LiDAR Monitoring & Research Applications

The mission of the LiDAR monitoring program is to develop efficient methods for monitoring our natural and cultural resources and to provide effective decision-support tools for land managers. This project is a collaborative effort developed with partners from USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Universities and the New Mexico Consortium. This multidisciplinary team seeks to integrate LiDAR and modeling techniques to monitor fuels and ecosystems and link fire modeling for land management decision support. The ultimate goal is to standardize monitoring across agencies with uniform language, methods and data analysis.