2016 FIA National User Group Meeting

The Forest Inventory and Analysis program of the U.S. Forest Service is the most important source of data and information about forest conditions and trends in the United States. FIA data are used for many purposes, including wood supply analysis, conservation planning, carbon cycle modeling, and many others. 

The FIA Program relies on periodic meetings with users and clients to ensure that the Program is providing the highest quality service and meeting planned objectives. Each year, the U.S. Forest Service, the Society of American Foresters, and NCASI collaborate to organize a National FIA User Group meeting. 

The 2016 National FIA User Group Meeting will be in Charleston, South Carolina on April 27–28. Participants will learn about current issues affecting the FIA Program, discuss applications of FIA data, and provide input to FIA program leaders on the needs and priorities of FIA data users.

The meeting will begin on the morning of Wednesday, April 27 with a field trip to discuss emerging new timber products and reporting opportunities, and estimation of land use change. On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27 and all day on Thursday, April 28, presentations and discussion will focus on topics such as implementation of land use change and estimation, emerging uses and new applications of FIA data, changes in FIA leadership, FIA efficiencies and opportunities, the Timber Products Output program, and the value of FIA data to users.

A more detailed agenda, information about the venue and lodging, and access to registration are available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1818680.


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