Richland County Pine climb, Congaree National Park

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Will Blozan
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Re: Richland County Pine climb, Congaree National Park

Post by Will Blozan » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:49 pm

Mike,

Yes, CONG has a full LiDAR dataset, and I saw a printed map of the entire park with canopy height represented by different colors. For the most part the canopy across the park is 110-130ish with the hot spots along the Kingsnake and Oak Ridge areas as we would expect based on past ENTS surveys. There were some extraodinarily high hits along the river but they turned out to be tupelo swamps with reflected water errors (?). The data need to be groundtruthed and some hot spots explored.

Here is a shot from the Richland County Pine looking south towards the bluffs of the Congaree River. The canopy is mostly cypress and tupelo but does overlook some of the Oak Ridge area.
View over swamp to Congaree River bluffs
View over swamp to Congaree River bluffs
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Re: Richland County Pine climb, Congaree National Park

Post by Don » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:44 pm

Will-
Looks like an emergent crown in the background on the left!
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Re: Richland County Pine climb, Congaree National Park

Post by mileslowry » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:28 am

Excellent post, Will! Congratulations on another inspiring benchmark for you and the ENTS family.

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Re: Richland County Pine climb, Congaree National Park

Post by Tyler » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:43 am

Will,

Great post!

I would like to see that lidar printout sometime to see if any areas I visited years ago are hotspots. I'll try to make it down there next time you have a climb.

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