Aug. 30, 2004 to Sept. 3, 2004
Patrick D. Miles , USDA Forest Service
Ronald E. McRoberts , USDA Forest Service
John S. Vissage , USDA Forest Service
Kenneth E. Skog , USDA Forest Service
Bryce J. Stokes , USDA Forest Service
The Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the United States Forest Service has been operational since the 1930?s. Data collected prior to 1977 is unavailable in electronic format. More recent data is available for downloading from the Internet. Reporting tools such as the Forest Inventory Mapmaker web-application have been developed to generate population estimates of forest area, numbers of trees, timber volume, growth, removals and mortality for a wide variety of stand and/or tree characteristics.<div></div> The Fuel Treatment Evaluator (FTE) web-application links forest inventory data to both fire hazard and socio-economic geo-spatial data. Linking this information aids planners in identifying potential fire hazard hotspots and evaluating alternative fuel treatment options. The FTE program can also generate inputs to systems such as the Spatial Resouce Support System and growth and yield programs such as the Forest Vegetation Simulator.
Patrick D. Miles, Ronald E. McRoberts, John S. Vissage, Kenneth E. Skog, Bryce J. Stokes, "Accessing and Extending the Utility of United States Forest Inventory Data", DEXA, 2004, 2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, 2012 23rd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications 2004, pp. 581-585, doi:10.1109/DEXA.2004.1333537