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Title: Spatial Information Needs on the Fishlake National Forest: Can FIA Help?

Author: Campbell, Robert B., Jr. Jr.; O'Brien, Renee A.;

Date: 2005

Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 209-214

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: National forest staff members are frequently challenged to make assessments with existing information. They rarely have the time or resources to go to the field to gather new data specific to the question at hand. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data have proved useful in the past, but there is an increasing need for spatial depictions of forest resources to address management and planning issues. For example, maps are needed to assess healthy stands, suitable wildlife habitat, marketable harvest areas, desired future conditions, and historical distribution of forest types. The success of FIA-generated map products hinges on good communication with map users throughout the mapmaking process, adequate development and accuracy assessment, ecological integration, and rigorous field testing.

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Campbell, Robert B., Jr.; O''Brien, Renee A. 2005. Spatial Information Needs on the Fishlake National Forest: Can FIA Help?. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 209-214

 


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