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Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program


 

Forest Inventory & Analysis
National Office
U.S. Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003

(703) 605-4177

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Program Features


FIA Contributions to National and Global Reporting

The FIA program is the primary official source of authoritative information to national and global assessments, reports, and statistics on the status, conditions and trends of the U.S. forests and the services they provide.

 

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Resources Planning Act (RPA)


FIA data is analyzed on a five-year cycle to produce The Forest Resources of the United States, a supporting document to the RPA Assessment that contains information on the status, condition, and trends in the Nation's forest resources.

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National Report on Sustainable Forests

National Report on Sustainable Forests


FIA data is an essential foundation for the National Report on Sustainable Forests and its 54 indicators of forests sustainability, particularly those indicators covering forest extent, structure, and productivity. Without FIA data, the National Report would not be possible.

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FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment

FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment


Data concerning the state of the Nation's forests reported by the United States to the Global Forest Resources Assessment and assembled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) come almost exclusively from the FIA program.

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Greenhouse gas inventories to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change

Greenhouse gas inventories to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC)


FIA estimates of carbon in forests are crucial for the U.S. national reporting of greenhouse gas inventories to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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The North American Forest Database

The North American Forest Database


A platform for enhanced North American forest inventory and monitoring data integration that complements the national forest assessment tools of Canada, Mexico and the USA and the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA).

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National Association of State Foresters

State Forest Action Plans


FIA contributes to the necessary inventory data and analytical tools used by many States to produce their State Forest Action Plans.

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USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)


FIA supplies data on forest extent, stocking, growth and harvest for the USDA Annual Report on Agricultural Statistics.

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USDA Forest Service
Last Modified: July 1, 2020


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