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    Author(s): Bill Williams; Tracey S. FrescinoLarry T. DeBlanderSharon W. WoudenbergMichael Wilson
    Date: 2006
    Source: Denver, CO: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not have a consistent internal program or source of vegetation data to use for strategic level planning, such as in resource management plans. This technical note discusses and evaluates the potential of the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program to assist the BLM in filling this data gap. The FIA program is the Forest Service's national program for collecting and reporting information on status and trends in forested ecosystems. The FIA is considered here because it is the only standard, nationwide, systematic assessment of forest land available.

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    Citation

    Williams, Bill; Frescino, Tracey S.; DeBlander, Larry T.; Woudenberg, Sharon W.; Wilson, Michael. 2006. A report on the potential use of USDA Forest Service forest inventory and analysis data by the Bureau of Land Management. Denver, CO: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, National Science and Technology Center

    Keywords

    Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), resource management

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