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Report: Development of LiDAR-Based Vegetation Models

Kelly, Josh
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Development of LiDAR Based Vegetation Models for Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests and Surrounding Lands

Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist, Wester North Carolina Alliance
joshkellybotanist @

This report, commissioned by the Southern Blue Ridge FLN, details the methods used to develop vegetation maps based on free, publicly-available LiDAR data. Canopy height, canopy cover, and shrub cover were determined by the methods used