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Title: The influence of international and domestic events in the evolution of forest inventory and reporting consistency in the United States

Author: Smith, W. Brad;

Date: 2009

Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 59-69.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: This article takes a brief chronological look at resource inventory and reporting and links to international influences. It explores events as drivers of more consistent data within the United States and highlights key dates and events in the evolution of inventory policy and practice. From King George to L?Ecole nationale forestiere to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to the Montreal Process criteria and indicators, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture inventories have been shaped by events beyond our shores and national assessments have been a focal point for cross-regional data consistency and program changes. Each event has brought us closer to a more consistent and compatible inventory to share with the Nation and world.

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Smith, W. Brad 2009. The influence of international and domestic events in the evolution of forest inventory and reporting consistency in the United States. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 59-69.

 


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