Comprehensive Forest Planning and Management System: A Cooperative Experience

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Several years of cooperative work between a private consulting company and a large paper company evolved an inventory system suited to the needs of corporate and field managers. It is being used to inventory more than 1.2 million acres in four northeastern states. This system, involving a tabular and graphic integration, allows large amounts of data to be stored, retrieved, and presented in many useful formats. The inventory utilizes variable-radius plots, color infrared imagery for interpretation, and an aerotriangulation process for map construction.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Vice-President of Forestry and Natural Resources, James W. Sewall Company

Publication date: November 1, 1983

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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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