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Keyword: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)

Hundred year projected carbon loads and species compositions for four National Forests in the northwestern USA

Publications Posted on: May 15, 2020
Forests are an important component of the global carbon balance, and climate sensitive growth and yield models are an essential tool when predicting future forest conditions. In this study, we used the dynamic climate capability of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) to simulate future (100 year) forest conditions on four National Forests in the northwestern USA: Payette National Forest (NF), Ochoco NF, Gifford Pinchot NF, and Siuslaw NF.

Field note: A new conversion of Forest Inventory and Analysis data for use in the Forest Vegetation Simulator

Publications Posted on: January 03, 2020
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data are useful for a wide range of applications (Shaw 2017), including research, National Forest planning, and private consultation. For some of these applications, FIA data are the primary source of input for projections done using the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS; Dixon 2002).

Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis: Idaho

Pages Posted on: July 09, 2019
Inventory and monitoring efforts conducted by Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists present a systematic compilation of forest statistics of the state.

Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA)

Pages Posted on: December 20, 2018
  The Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis Program conducts multi-resource inventories in the Interior West states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

A framework for evaluating forest restoration alternatives and their outcomes, over time, to inform monitoring: Bioregional inventory originated simulation under management

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2017
The BioSum modeling framework summarizes current and prospective future forest conditions under alternative management regimes along with their costs, revenues and product yields.

Assessment of fire effects based on Forest Inventory and Analysis data and a long-term fire mapping data set

Publications Posted on: May 24, 2017
Integration of Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plot data with Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) data can provide new information about fire effects on forests. This integration allowed broad-scale assessment of the cover types burned in large fires, the relationship between prefire stand conditions and fire severity, and postfire stand conditions.

Disentangling forest change from forest inventory change: A case study from the U.S. Interior West

Science Spotlights Posted on: October 07, 2015
Trends in forest attributes are typically assessed using long-term forest inventories, but trends can only be assessed when inventory methods are compatible over time. This study demonstrated an appropriate method of comparing historical to current inventory data, showing that comparisons not accounting for changing inventory methods can produce misleading results about forest trends in western states.

Disentangling forest change from forest inventory change: A case study from the US Interior West

Publications Posted on: September 29, 2015
Long-term trends in forest attributes are typically assessed using strategic inventories such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. The implicit assumption of any trend analysis is that data are comparable over time.

Small-area estimation of forest attributes within fire boundaries

Publications Posted on: August 18, 2015
Wildfires are gaining more attention every year as they burn more frequently, more intensely, and across larger landscapes. Generating timely estimates of forest resources within fire perimeters is important for land managers to quickly determine the impact of fi res on U.S. forests. The U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program needs tools to produce these estimates in a timely matter.

Using inventory-based tree-ring data as a proxy for historical climate: Investigating the Pacific decadal oscillation and teleconnections

Publications Posted on: August 18, 2015
In 2009, the Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the U.S. Forest Service started to archive approximately 11 000 increment cores collected in the Interior West states during the periodic inventories of the 1980s and 1990s.

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