PNW RMA RMA produces maps to provide a spatial visualization of forest attributes across the Pacific Northwest. Maps are derived using a combination of plot-level data, especially Forest Inventory & Analysis, publically available data sets, and remote sensing.
The U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands include Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. They spread across a vast geographic area in the Pacific Ocean and hold unique importance in terms of the species, ecosystems, and the cultures who directly depend on them.
As part of a consortium formed by a group of federal, state, and local governments and agencies, the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region, State and Private Forestry, and the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program are leading an effort to map the landcover and monitor its change over time on these Pacific Islands. We are using high resolution geospatial technology and satellite imagery to better describe the vegetation resources.
Maps, spatial data, and project reports can be found at the following website.