Forest Inventory and Analysis - EastwideEntry ID: MSU0003
Abstract: To distribute forest inventory and analysis plot data to
interested users in a common format for eastern states. This
data can be used to estimate current forest conditions for areas
in the Eastern United States.
Collection Organization: Southern Research Station, Northeastern
Forest Experiment Station, North Central Forest Experiment
Collection Methodology: Plot measurements from ... cluster plots of
10 sub-plots located over a one acre area. Sub-plots are
variable radius plots (37.5 BAF English) for trees 5"dbh+ and
small fixed radius sub-plots for trees < 5".
Collection Frequency: Approximately every 10 years.
110 characters per record; databases are stored by states
ranging in size from 2MB to 25MB.
Data Center: USDA Forest Service
Dissemination Media: Floppy disks - PC DOS; 9-track magnetic
tape; 8mm tape cassettes, CD-ROM
File Format: ASCII files, dBase
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Availability Status: Purchase of data tapes, CD-ROM
There is a fee, per user, per state to obtain a copy of a data
file. Due to legal restrictions, information on name of land
owner and specific location of ground plots may not be
available. Consult with the data center contact for more
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Start Date: 1977-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Quality Periodic field checks of plot work are done to ensure field
crews are properly taking measurements. After data are
collected, they undergo extensive editing to ensure validity and
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: DG: S23A
Email: raile001 at maroon.tc.umn.edu
USDA Forest Service North Central Forest Experiment Station 1992 Folwell Avenue
City: ST. PAUL
Province or State: MN
Postal Code: 55108
The Eastwide Forest Inventory Data Base: Data Base Description
and User's Manual.
Hansen, Mark A., Frieswyk, Glover, Joeseph F., and Kelly, John
F. 1992. General Technical Report NC-151. St. Paul, MN : U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-27