Forest survey methods used in the USDA Forest Service by John W. Hazard

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Statementprepared by John W. Hazard, Beverly E. Law.
ContributionsLaw, Beverly E., Kilkelly Environmental Associates., Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory.
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Paginationii, 55 p. :
Number of Pages55
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Forest Survey Methods Used in the USDA Forest Service by John W. Hazard and Beverly E. Law 1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to describe the sampling methodology of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) survey system and the National Forest System (NFS) inventories.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hazard, John W. Forest survey methods used in the USDA Forest Service. Corvallis, OR: Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [].

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Hazard, John W. Forest survey methods used in the USDA Forest Service. Corvallis, OR: Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency, []. Project Methods Because watersheds at this scale cannot be replicated in a classic statistical sense, long-term observations across years are used to characterize ecological and hydrologic conditions of aquatic, riparian, and upland systems before and after different intensities of management are imposed across a variety of watersheds.

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