Forest Inventory

Forest Inventory - NRT261

Management decisions rely on consistent and accurate data collection. Building on skills obtained in the Forest Measurements course, parameters including density, stocking, site index, site class, and volume will be studied using data collected locally. Sampling strategies, intensities, and the application of formulas to support inventory estimates are explored in-depth. Growth, productivity and stand dynamics are studied in the field using local examples in varying development stages. Students will use GIS software to explore area-based FRI data and LiDAR-based inventory products, focusing on species composition, height, density, and age. Satellite and aerial imagery will be used to identify and compare areas where disturbance and renewal has occurred, with a focus on feature recognition.