US Forest Service Research & Development
Contact Information
  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Priority Areas

  • Forest Inventory and Analysis

John M. Chase

Natural Resource and GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist
620 SW Main, Suite 502
United States

Phone: 503-808-2089
Contact John M. Chase

Research Interests

  • Forest landscape change detection
  • Landscape characterization and mapping
  • Inventory and monitoring techniques
  • Visualization of geospatial information
  • Sustainable natural resource stewardship
  • Human and landscape interactions

Why This Research is Important

This research is valuable because it examines human and natural resource interactions at the intersection of people and place.  It serves to better visualize and understand the associated impacts to cultural and physical systems, and to inform and enhance sustainable natural and cultural resource stewardship.


  • Portland State University, Bachelor Of Science Geography
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor Of Arts English Literature
  • Portland State University, Master Of Science Geography

Professional Organizations

  • Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Member (1998 - Current)
  • Oregon Academy of Science, Member (1998 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016-17 FIA Director's Award for Excellence, 2017
    For contributions to the national Digital Engagement Team to develop and deliver FIA’s data, information, and knowledge using new tools to convey stories with spatial analysis through user-friendly digital science delivery.


Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Daniels, J.M., Robbins, A.S.T., Brinkley, W. R., Wolf, K. L., and Chase, J. M. 2014. Toward estimating the value of stewardship volunteers: A cost-based valuation approach in King County, Washington, USA. Urban Forestry and Greening. 13:2, 285-289.

  • Chase, John M. Forests of Oregon, 2014. 2016. An interactive overview of Oregon's forests based on summarized forest resource information collected and compiled by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. ArcGIS online map journal:

Last updated on : 03/19/2020