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    Author(s): William A. Bechtold; Stanley J. Zarnoch
    Date: 1999
    Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonio; Franco, Carlos Rodriguez, compilers. North American Science Symposium: Toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources. Guadalajara, Mexico (November 2-6, 1998). Proceedings RMRS-P-12. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 421-424.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The U.S. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) and Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) programs utilize a fixed-area mapped-plot design as the national standard for extensive forest inventories. The mapped-plot design is explained, as well as the rationale for its selection as the national standard. Ratio-of-means estimators am presented as a method to process data from mapped inventory plots.

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    Bechtold, William A.; Zarnoch, Stanley J. 1999. Field methods and data processing techniques associated with mapped inventory plots. In: Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonio; Franco, Carlos Rodriguez, compilers. North American Science Symposium: Toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources. Guadalajara, Mexico (November 2-6, 1998). Proceedings RMRS-P-12. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 421-424.

    Keywords

    inventorying and monitoring, forest ecosystem resources, characterization, assessment, management

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