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Ogden Forestry Sciences Laboratory

The Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit (IW-FIA), headquartered in Ogden, Utah, has the responsibility to improve the understanding and management of our nation’s forests by measuring, assessing, and reporting on the extent, condition, and health of the forest land of the Interior West on an annual basis. Their purpose is to:

  • Collect and disseminate information about the forests of the Interior West States relating to forest distribution, condition, health and utilization.
  • Develop innovative methods for sampling and integrating inventory data with remotely sensed information, thereby improving the quality and efficiency of inventory analysis and reporting products.
  • Maintain a database of up-to-date statistics in order to provide resource information to the Forest Service, its cooperators, other public agencies, and the public at large.
  • Develop methods and procedures to test and evaluate indicators for assessing rangeland status and health.

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Sampling scheme for phase 2 and phase 3 field plots used for Forest Inventory and Analysis. Phase 1 involves use of satellite imagery and aerial photographs to determine forest area in each State.
Sampling scheme for phase 2 and phase 3 field plots used for Forest Inventory and Analysis. Phase 1 involves use of satellite imagery and aerial photographs to determine forest area in each State.

RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Inventory and Monitoring
Address: 
507 25th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Voice: 
801-625-5330