Of California’s almost 100 million ac, about a third are forested (32 million ac). This report, including the accompanying tables, summarizes key findings from the 5,369 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plots measured in California’s forests during the period 2006–2015.
Public lands provide opportunities and settings for people to experience nature and the outdoors. These outdoor experiences are important for human health and well-being and result in visitor spending that benefits local communities.
This report highlights key findings from the most recent 10-year survey of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data collected across southeast and south-central Alaska and represents the first full remeasurement of all forest plots in the coastal Alaska inventory unit.
Five lichen species were evaluated as element-content pollution bioindicators for a pilot study in Wisconsin and adjacent U.S. states, using data for 20 elements. Goodquality elemental data for aluminum, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, nitrogen, and sulfur—mostly from nonspecialist U.S.
Given the increasing interest in the use of lidar-based remote sensing to support carbon monitoring systems, including those used for measurement, reporting, and verification requirements for REDD+ (reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation) programs in tropical nations, there is a corres
Monitoring vegetation phenology is important for managers at several scales. Across decades, changes in the timing, pattern, and duration of significant life cycle events for plant groups can foreshadow shifts in species assemblages that can affect ecosystem services.