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Forest Inventory and Analysis begins work on Hawaiian Islands

A field technician installs a potential study plot on the island of O'ahu. Natalie Tangalin, Forest ServiceSnapshot : Policymakers and natural resource managers need up-to-date, consistent, and credible information on the status and trends of forests in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands to guide decisions at state, national, and international levels.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Pattison, Robert 
Research Location : Hawaii
Research Station : Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW)
Year : 2011
Highlight ID : 334

Summary

Forest Inventory and Analysis work began on the Hawaiian Islands with installation of potential study plots on O'ahu, Lanai, and Hawaii. The Pacific Northwest(PNW) Research Station is responsible for delivering the Forest Inventory and Analysis program in Hawaii and is partnering with the Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, and numerous other agencies including state governments and foresters throughout the Pacific to implement this inventory.

In 2010, the PNW Research Station hired Hawaiian field crew who installed most of the potential plots on the islands of O'ahu and Lanai and began work on the island of Hawaii. The station also strengthened its partnerships with the Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry and established itself as an important future resource to understanding the status and trends of Hawaii's forest resources.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Inventory and Monitoring
  • Climate Change