2015 Incorporating Forest Health Attributes in Natural Resource Inventories
Forest inventories and sampling strategies have traditionally been designed to assess the growing stock volume of trees and associated forest variables. Increasingly, managers are interested in designing strategic natural resource inventories that address a variety of forest heath issues including monitoring the presence and abundance of invasive species, assessing habitat quality for wildlife, and measurements of tree vigor. This two-day workshop reviewed (1) strategies for monitoring forest ecosystem health, (2) strategies for adapting forest resource inventories to incorporate forest health, and (3) sampling procedures for quantifying forest structure. A field component added to concepts discussed in classroom and computer lab exercises.
Location: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720