Local LiDAR Projects
Teton Conservation District has collaborated with numerous agencies and organizations to acquire LiDAR data in Teton County, WY.
Past projects include partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Geological Survey in order to map the Snake River Corridor, from the South Park Bridge to Moose, Wyoming. This will provide information including wildlife habitat and hydrological data. Aero-Metric, Inc., developed the dataset for our cooperators. This project resulted in the production of high accuracy bare-earth processed, 1 foot generated contours, for approximately 27 square miles. Project components included acquisition, post-processing, classification of LiDAR data, and contour generation.
Project work for 2008 was to map west of the Snake River to the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary, from Teton Village to Red Top Meadows. Extensive information was collected here, including vegetation data for Wildland Urban Interface projects and floodplain mapping. This project involved LiDAR and aerial photography data acquisition for approximately 140 square miles.
Future projects are being considered in order to benefit the people and natural resources of the Jackson Hole area. These projects could include filling in gaps of unmapped areas west of the Snake River, as well as areas immediately east of the Snake River.