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Down woody materials (WVMs) are an important part of forest ecosystems for wildlife habitat, carbon storage, structural diversity, wildfire hazard, and other large-scale ecosystem processes. To better manage forests for DWMs, available and easily accessible data on DWM components are needed. We…
Author(s): David C. Chojnacky, Robert A. Mickler, Linda S. Heath, Christopher W. Woodall
Keywords: down dead wood, coarse woody debris, CWD, duff, litter, FIA, biomass, modeling, global climate, fire fuels
Source: Environmental Management. 33(supplement 1): S44-S55.
Year: 2004
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program of the Pacific Northwest Research Station collected, analyzed, and summarized data from field plots, and mapped land cover on four islands in American Samoa. This statistical sample provides estimates of forest area, stem volume, biomass, numbers of trees,…
Author(s): Joseph A. Donnegan, Sheri S. Mann, Sarah L. Butler, Bruce A. Hiserote
Keywords: American Samoa, biomass, damage, FIA, forest inventory, timber volume
Source: Res. Bull. PNW-RB-244. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p
Year: 2004
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program collected, analyzed, and summarized field data on 46 forested plots on the island of Guam. Estimates of forest area, tree stem volume and biomass, the numbers of trees, tree damages, and the distribution of tree sizes were summarized for this statistical…
Author(s): Joseph A. Donnegan, Sarah L. Butler, Walter Grabowiecki, Bruce A. Hiserote, David Limtiaco
Keywords: Guam, biomass, damage, FIA, forest inventory, volume
Source: Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p
Year: 2004
Airborne videography can be an effective tool for assessing the effects of catastrophic events on forest conditions. However, there is some question about the appropriate sampling intensity to use, especially when trying to develop correlations with probabilistic data sets such as are assembled…
Author(s): Dennis M. Jacobs, William H. Cooke
Keywords: airborne videography, digital-image files, FIA, global positioning system, ice storm, isozone
Source: Res. Pap. SRS-22.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 7 p.
Year: 2000
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southcm Research Station, appointed a remote-sensing team to develop an image-processing methodology for mapping forest lands over large geographic areds. The team has presented a repeatable methodology, which is based on regression modeling…
Author(s): William H. Cooke
Keywords: AVHRR, ecoregions, FIA, Landsat, regression modeling, remote sensing
Source: Res. Pap. SRS-24.Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 16p.
Year: 2001
The increasing proximity of human development to forest lands and the extent of forest fragmentation caused by this development are major concerns for natural resource managers. Forest fragmentation affects the biodiversity of native flora and fauna, hydrologic processes, and management…
Author(s): Rachel Riemann, Kathy Tillman
Keywords: Forest Fragmentation, human development, biodiversity, flora, fauna, hydrologic, FIA, Forest Inventory and Analysis, photointerpretation
Source: Res. Pap. NE-709. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 12 p.
Year: 1999
Forests provide wood and other products, watershed protection, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, a setting for recreation, and much more. Highlighted here are significant trends in Connecticut?s forests over the last half-century. Data are summarized from forest inventories conducted by the USDA…
Author(s): Northeastern Research Station and State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Division of Forestry
Keywords: Connecticut, watershed protection, wildlife habitt, biodiversity, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Division of Forestry, FIA
Source: United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, NE-INF-143-01. 8 p.
Year: 2001
Forest Inventory and Analysis 1999 survey data for Tennessee were used to compare stem-volume estimates obtained using a previous method, the current method, and newly developed taper models that will be used in the future. Compared to the current method, individual tree volumes were consistently…
Author(s): Stanley J. Zarnoch, Alexander Clark, Ray A. Souter
Keywords: FIA, taper equations, volume
Source: Res. Note SE-12. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Year: 2003
The Montreal Process was formed in 1994 to develop an internationally agreed upon set of criteria and indicators for the conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests. In response to this effort, the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) and Forest Health…
Author(s): Katherine O'Neill, Michael Amacher, Craig Palmer, Barbara Conkling, Greg C. Liknes
Keywords: FIA, Forest Health Monitoring, soil, sustainable management
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2002 National Convention; Winston Salem, NC. SAF Publishing.03-01. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 347-349
Year: 2003
A forest change detection map was developed to document forest gains and losses during the decade of the 1990s. The effectiveness of the Landsat imagery and methods for detecting Maine forest cover change are indicated by the good accuracy assessment results: forest-no change, forest loss, and…
Author(s): Steven Sader, Michael Hoppus, Jacob Metzler, Suming Jin
Keywords: remote sensing, landsat, FIA, forest change
Source: Journal of Forestry
Year: 2005