California Client Meeting
The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program holds regular client meetings to enhance partnerships and provide networking opportunities among FIA staff, clients, and stakeholders. The Pacific Northwest Research Station will hold an all-day meeting in Sacramento on June 11th, 2014. Clients and stakeholders will receive updates on the PNW and national FIA programs, with opportunities for feedback and discussion of regional topics and national direction. There are also presentations highlighting current uses of FIA data.
Analysts from the PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis program conduct data and analysis workshops for clients, potential data users, and students. These hands-on workshops help potential forest inventory data users develop a better understanding of the extent of FIA data, the local, national, and international context of the inventory program, and experience with database applications and reporting tools.
Pacific Islands Forestry Committee Meeting
Sharon Stanton (FIA analyst) and Ashley Lehmann (Pacific Islands Data Collection Coordinator) will participate in the PIC meeting and present updates on the island inventory and data availability.
Small Log Conference
Sharon Stanton, Oregon FIA analyst, participated in the Impacts on Forest Health and Conservation Collaboration panel discussion, and presented “What can USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis data tell us about long-term trends in the health of our public forests?“ at the biennial Small Log Conference in March 2013.
PNW-FIA produces a biannual newsletter with messages from the program manager, updates on the progress of data collection and availability, research highlights, and notes from the field.