28845 – Forestry inventory and Analysis

Investigator’s Annual Reports (IAR’s) for Crater Lake National Park

Forestry inventory and Analysis


Report Number: 28845

Reporting Year: 2003

Permit Number: CRLA-2002-SCI-0003

Current Status: Checked in

Date Received: Jun 29, 2004

Principal Investigator: Ms Janet Stefani, PNW Research Station, Portland Forestry Sciences Lab, Portland, OR

Additional investigator(s): Bob Rhoads, Marc LaPine

Park-assigned Study Id. #: CRLA-01032

Permit Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2006

Permit Start Date: Apr 24, 2002

Study Starting Date: Apr 24, 2002

Study Ending Date: Dec 31, 2006

Study Status: Continuing

Activity Type: Inventory

Subject/Discipline: Inventory Natural Resources

Objectives: The Forest inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the USDA Forest Service has been in continuous operation since 1930 with a mission to: “make and keep current a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the present and prospective conditions of and requirements for the renewable resources of the forests and rangelands of the US.”

The FIA Program delivers current, consistent, and credible information about the status and condition of America’s forests. We summarize and report the most current information about forest health and productivity in each State every five years. We collect and analyze a consistent core set of ecological data on all forests so that comparable information and trends exist for all regions and ownership categories.

FIA reports include information on the status and trends of America’s forests: how much forest exists, where it exists, who owns it, and how it is changing, as well as how the trees and other forest vegetation are growing and how much has died or has been removed in recent years. This information can be used in many ways, such as in evaluating wildlife habitat conditions, assessing the sustainability of ecosystem management practices, and supporting planning and decision-making activities undertaken by public and private enterprises.

The FIA program combines this information with related data on insects, diseases, and other types of forest damages and stressors to assess the health condition and potential futures risks to forests. The program also projects what the forests are likely to be in 10 to 50 years under various scenarios. This information is essential for evaluating whether current forest management practices are sustainable in the lone run and whether current policies will allow future generations to enjoy America’s forests.

Findings and Status: Three inventory plots were installed and monumented in accordance to the research memorandum of understanding. Data will be grouped with data from other reserved land in Oregon. Analysis and reporting are on a ten year cycle which started in Oregon in 2001.

For this study, were one or more specimens collected and removed from the park but not destroyed during analyses? No

Funding provided this reporting year by NPS: 0

Funding provided this reporting year by other sources: 0

Full name of college or university: n/a

Annual funding provided by NPS to university or college this reporting year: 0


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