Title: A comparison of periodic versus permanent surveys
Author: Kohl, Michael; Scott, Charles T.;
Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 94-103.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: Extensive forest surveys can be periodic or permanent, regional or national, can include midcycle updates or not, or use partial replacement of plots or not. Fifty-two combinations of these and other factors were evaluated, not solely on a statistical basis, but also on their perceived ability to meet various design and customer objectives. These criteria include survey cost, precision and reliability of the results, reporting and customer satisfaction, simplicity, and flexibility. Based on this evaluation of permanent and periodic surveys, we recommend that planners compare their current periodic design to a permanent national design, a permanent regional design, and each of the two with a midcycle update.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
Kohl, Michael; Scott, Charles T. 2000. A comparison of periodic versus permanent surveys. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 94-103.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility