Accession Number : ADA302884

Title :   Fixed Area Plot Sampling for Forest Inventory: Section 6, 2, 4, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell, Wilma A. ; Hughes, H. G.

PDF Url : ADA302884

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The fixed area plot technique can be used by biologists and natural resource managers for forest inventory. It is an appropriate method for determining major forest stand parameters such as species composition, density, and basal area. Equipment is inexpensive, and the technique is easy to apply. Topics include guidelines for technique selection and study design, preparations for sampling, and procedures for data collection and analysis. Detailed instructions are given for recording and analyzing data; these are accompanied by numerical examples that illustrate each step of the calculations. Reproducible data forms are provided for project use. (MM)

Descriptors :   *TREES, *FORESTS, DENSITY, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), NATURAL RESOURCES, SAMPLING, DATA ACQUISITION, INVENTORY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, VEGETATION, HABITATS, WILDLIFE, FORESTRY.

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE