Statewide Natural-Resource Information Systems--A Status Report

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Statewide natural-resource information systems (NRIS) are a relatively new approach to the acquisition and coordination of natural-resource information. New York's Land Use and Natural Resources Inventory, created in 1966, started a slow, although accelerating, move toward comprehensive and integrated collection and use of natural-resource data. NRISs have been developed or are being carefully examined in 32 states. Of the 32, however, only a handful are fully operational.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, School of Forestry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Publication date: June 1, 1981

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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