USDA Forest Service

Economic Aspects of Forest Management on Public Lands


Mailing Address:

Forestry Sciences Lab
800 E. Beckwith Ave
Missoula, Montana 59801

(406) 542-4150

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Downloads and Instructions

Download the PLATA installation to a temporary folder on your c drive and run it from there. NOTE for WINDOWS 2000 and WINDOWS XP professional or network users! You need ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGES to install software.

PLATA should install to c:\plata.


Installing updates and patches: To add the latest R1 TEA model to your installation, go to the UPDATES page and download the appropriate MODEL Set to the c:\PLATA\IMPORT folder.

Run PLATA. Choose the Default Database Builder.

Choose the "Import or Export Data" page.


Select the appropriate function (Import Data) button. Select the appropriate file type (Model Set).
Select the name of the model set from the left-hand pick list.
Select the name of the Area Default you want to use from the right-hand pick list.
Click the Process button.


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USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.