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National Woodland Owner Survey

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August 19, 2014

The EVALIDator can produce estimates of growth, removals and mortality for individual inventories. The EVALIDator is unable to produce estimates of growth, removals and mortality for multiple inventories when "Trend analysis" is chosen as the row classification variable and the inventories chosen have different sampling designs (i.e., a mix of periodic and annual inventories). In the event that a user inadvertently runs such a retrieval the EVALIDator will return zeroes for the periodic inventories and the correct numbers for the annual inventories. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Previously reported issues with ratio estimates have been corrected.

FIDO Custom Reports are functioning properly.

FIADB was updated in June 2014 to include the new updated interpretation of the definition of reserved status. All annual data was reanalyzed in accordance with this interpretation and some previously published values have changed as a result. Change estimates were recomputed to account for any modifications. For more details please consult the FIADB User's Guide (http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/database-documentation/).

For more information contact any of the following:

Jim Menlove RMRS (jmenlove@fs.fed.us) 801-625-5426

Karen Waddell PNW (kwaddell@fs.fed.us) 503-808-2046

Rich McCullough NRS (rmccullough01@fs.fed.us) 610-557-4081

Carol Perry SRS (cperry@fs.fed.us) 865-862-2087


The National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS) is the official census of forest owners in the United States. It is aimed at increasing our understanding of woodland owners who are the critical link between forests and society.

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Summary information from the NWOS is used by people who provide, design, and implement services and policies that affect forest owners including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, including landowner organizations, private service providers, forest industry companies, and academic researchers.

On an annual basis, the NWOS contacts forest-land owners from across the county to ask them questions about:

  • The forest land they own
  • Their reasons for owning it
  • How they use it
  • If and how they manage it
  • Sources of information about their forests
  • Their concerns and issues related to their forests
  • Their intentions for the future of their forests
  • Their demographics

The main features of the National Woodland Owner Survey website are:

  • Survey results and publications
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • Contact information
  • Copies of the questionnaires used
  • Link to NWOS Survey Tool for online survey entry
  • Links to state forestry and other agencies

National Woodland Owner Survey Table Maker an on-line tool for generating custom tables.

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Last Modified: March 17, 2014


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