Currently, no lidar coverage exists for the Tribal lands on the Colville Reservation, Washington. Any existing coverage in the area is outside of Colville Tribal managed lands. A project to support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and advance USGS efforts related to The National Map and the National Elevation Dataset will acquire lidar-derived high-resolution elevation data and digital orthophotography for a project area approximately 2,899 square miles covering the Colville Indian Reservation and surrounding areas in Washington.
This project will fill a substantial gap in lidar and orthophotography coverage. The Colville Tribe has immediate use for both the lidar and orthophotography to support their restoration plans.