The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Watershed Sciences, 517 SW 2nd St., Suite 400, Corvallis, OR 97204. The LiDAR survey was conducted using a Leica ALS50 Phase II laser mounted in a Cessna Caravan 208B over the period of November 10th to 18th , 2007. The primary goal of the study is to provide operational implementation of LiDAR technology in support of project level planning. The proposed applications of LiDAR in support of planning are: vegetation structural modeling, erosion modeling, fuels, transportation planning, timber system planning, wildlife habitat modeling, and stream quality. The Rocky Mountain Research Station will provide the development of peer-reviewed forest structural metrics and technical support in implementation of LiDAR technology. The technical specifications have been defined to specifically support vegetation modeling using LiDAR data. The project area consists of one contiguous blocks totaling 2140 hectares in Bannock Creek unit in Boise Basin Experimental Forest, Idaho City, Idaho. The project area consists of moderately variable topographic configurations with diverse vegetation components. Currently, Bannock Creek has old ponderosa pine with Douglas-fir invading the understory.