Forest Inventory and Analysis

Presidential Transition Plan: Trees and Forests are America’s Natural Capital

Trees and forests built America and are essential for the nation’s growth and success. State forestry agencies are poised to support the new presidential administration. The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is pleased to provide the Donald Trump Administration and Congress with recommendations for capitalizing on the benefits of trees and forests. 

State and Private Forestry Report Highlights Accomplishments and Emerging Trends in Forestry

Analysis of Forest Action Plan Five-Year Reviews Illustrates Impacts of Strong Partnerships and Effective Strategic Planning

WASHINGTON (September 7, 2016)—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has released the 2016 State and Private Forestry Report which includes success stories and an overview of emerging issues and trends that were recently identified by the state forestry agencies.

2016 State and Private Forestry Report

Trees and forests form a major portion of the green infrastructure in the United States. However, healthy forests do not happen by chance and require investments of dollars, time and expertise. The 2016 State and Private Forestry report illustrates how the Forest Action Plans are helping state forestry agencies and their partners achieve national conservation priorities for America's "natural capital", trees.

Austin trees – there’s an app for that

For the first time ever, a census for trees is available in a new, easy-to-use application developed by Texas A&M Forest Service.

The Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis of trees in Austin, Texas is presented graphically in My City’s Trees.

My City’s Trees enables civic leaders, community planners, elected officials and anyone with access to the Internet to learn about Austin’s urban forest and explore Urban FIA data by land cover, city growth, watersheds and eco-regions.

Pittsburgh's First Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis

This month, the USDA Forest Service is carrying out Pittsburgh’s first urban Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA). Pittsburgh is one of the first urban areas to be surveyed by the FIA program, often referred to as “the Nation’s Forest Census.” After 80 years of monitoring the nation’s rural forests, the FIA has begun surveying select metropolitan areas in recognition of the value of urban forests and the need to gather data for their management.