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Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) 2014 brochure on forests and carbon

Posted date: January 22, 2015
Publication Year: 
Document type: Other Documents


The purpose of FIA Program (Forest Inventory & Analysis) is to improve the understanding and management of the nation’s natural resources by maintaining a comprehensive inventory of the status and trends of our diverse forest ecosystems, their use, and health. This brochure outlines achievements and benefits of the FIA Program, the purpose and need for carbon statistics, methods for estimating forest carbon, and investments that could reduce uncertainty in FIA estimates.

National Strategic Program Areas: 
Inventory and Monitoring
National Priority Research Areas: 
Climate Change; Forest Inventory and Analysis
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Inventory and Monitoring
RMRS Strategic Priorities: 
Inventory & Monitoring