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Comparing alternatives for increasing sampling intensity in forest inventoriesAuthor(s): J. Blackard; P. Patterson
Source: The International Forestry Review. 16(5): 402.
Publication Series: Abstract
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionEach of the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) regions has an occasional need to intensify the national sampling grid. A variety of methodologies exist within the various FIA regions and National Forest Systems regions for constructing plot intensifications, and there is no consensus on a national procedure The primary objectives of this paper were to identify various intensification methods being implemented by FIA or used by other groups, examine their advantages and disadvantages for establishing intensified plots within the existing FIA framework, and recommend a potential national FIA plot intensification procedure that might adequately address the needs for all FIA regions.
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CitationBlackard, J.; Patterson, P. 2014. Comparing alternatives for increasing sampling intensity in forest inventories. The International Forestry Review. 16(5): 402.
KeywordsForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), sampling, plots
- National FIA plot intensification procedure report
- Monitoring state forest lands in standardization with a national forest inventory program
- Forest land area estimates from vegetation continuous fields
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