Alaska 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 held an all-day meeting in Anchorage on May 15th, 2013. Clients and stakeholders received updates on the PNW and national FIA programs, with opportunities for feedback and discussion of regional topics and national direction. Presentations highlighting current uses of FIA data included:
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.
Small Log Conference
Sharon Stanton, Oregon state analyst, will be participating in the Impacts on Forest Health and Conservation Collaboration panel discussion, and presenting “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.
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.