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Posting of 2010 Southern Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) annual data

Snapshot : Decision-makers such as Congress, government agencies, and industry managers require current data on the state of the Nation's forests for effective leadership. Annual state reports are an important product of FIA. In 2011, Southern FIA set a new standard in reporting by issuing the most current set of FIA data ever available to policy makers, and making the data available online.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Conner, Ali 
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2011
Highlight ID : 421

Summary

Decision-makers such as Congress, government agencies, and industry managers require current data on the state of the Nation's forests for effective leadership. Annual state reports are an important product of FIA. In 2011, Southern FIA set a new standard in reporting by issuing the most current set of FIA data ever available to policy makers, and making the data available online.

SRS FIA had a successful year in posting 2010 annual data online. 2010 data was posted for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma (East and West), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (East), and Virginia. Other activities included posting 2008 data for Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (West) and posting 2009 data for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (East and West), and Virginia. All 13 Southern States had data for 2010 posted, with the two exceptions of West Texas and Louisiana. Louisiana 2009 data is currently under review and the 2010 data for Louisiana and West Texas are over 93% collected in the field. In addition to making the most current data available through the on-line Forest Inventory and Analysis Database (FIADB) query tool, all previously posted annual data was updated to meet NIMS 4.0 and FIADB 4.0 standards.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Southern State Forestry Agencies