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Data Collection

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has inventoried the Pacific Coast States since the 1930s. Although the mission has expanded over the years we continue to invest in high-quality data collection brought to the public safely and efficiently. From testing new sampling methods and tools to refining the basics in forest inventory technique, the PNW-FIA data collection team within the Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program is working hard to bring high-quality, relevant, and reliable data to meet the FIA program's fundamental data needs.

To find out more information on quality data, safe data collection, our methods, employment opportunities or if you have been contacted by us about a research plot on your land and would like to learn more please explore our website and feel free to contact us for more information.