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Timber Inventory of Large Acreages Using Stratified Two-Stage List Sampling

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We present two-stage list sampling estimators and methodology that are useful in a forest inventory context. The advantages of this sampling method are discussed and illustrated with an inventory of a 3,419-acre timber tract. In this example, two-stage list sampling resulted in strata level and tract level estimates that were very close to estimates from a more intensive cruise that used twice as much field sampling effort. South. J. Appl. For. 29(3):152–157.
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Keywords: Multistage sampling; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; stratification

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens GA 30602 Phone: (706) 542-6205;, Fax: (706) 542-8356, Email: borders@forestry.uga.edu 2: D.B. Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens GA 30602

Publication date: 2005-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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