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Development of the B.C. Vegetation Inventory Training ProgramAuthor(s): Norm Shaw
Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 418-424.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDuring the development of the B.C. Vegetation Resources Inventory, it was recognized that success would depend on the ability to implement and actually carry out the design. It was accepted that a training program would be an integral component of the inventory process. A formal process tied to basic principles of committee structure and recognition of work well done has provided a modular, competency-based program. To date, over 80 timber and ecology specialists have been trained and 60 have been certified. The program provides a means of developing and maintaining technical competency, identifying successes and shortcomings of the inventory design process, and serves to promote field-level careers in inventory implementation into the 21st century.
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CitationShaw, Norm. 2000. Development of the B.C. Vegetation Inventory Training Program. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 418-424.
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