USDA Forest Service

Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program


Forest Inventory & Analysis
National Office
U.S. Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003

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FIA Library

Demonstration Plot Handouts
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The FIA program, in cooperation with the Society of American Foresters (SAF), maintains a demonstration plot on the grounds of the SAF headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.  This plot serves as a a teaching tool for groups and individuals interested in how the FIA program does their work.  The following documents describe how an FIA plot is located and measured, using the demonstration plot as an example.



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Last Modified: January 12, 2023

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