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Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program
620 SW Main, Suite 400
P.O. Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208-3890
Phone: (503) 808-2034
The Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program improves forests
and rangelands by developing and applying inventory and monitoring
methodology to maintain current comprehensive inventories. We also
conduct multiscale assessments of the status, trends, and prospective
futures of the region’s ecosystems. Program
We have research programs and conduct inventories in
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington,
and the Pacific Islands. This program covers the existing Forest
Inventory and Analysis program responsibilities as well
as expand beyond it to include the development of techniques and
the application of inventory and monitoring information to current
and emerging issues.
Our work addresses three key research questions:
- How can we provide
decisionmakers with essential information on the status, extent,
and characteristics of forests and rangelands
in the Pacific region and their change over time?
- How can
we increase the efficiency and add value to inventory and monitoring
efforts through the development of new tools,
techniques, and methodology?
- How can inventory and monitoring
data be used to understand the effects of human use, climate,
and natural disturbances
and rangeland condition?
Highlights of our recent research:
|Survey crew members take forest measurements for the inventory.
||Scenic view of forest in Petersburg, Alaska.
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