Mississippi Institute for Forest Inventory
The Mississippi Forest Inventory (MFI) program was responsible for developing and implementing Mississippi's forest resource inventory until 2017. At the present time, Mississippi's forest inventory data is provided by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, which provides the information needed to assess America's forests.
The Forest Service significantly enhanced the FIA program by changing from a periodic survey to an annual survey, by increasing their capacity to analyze and publish data, and by expanding the scope of data collection to include soil, under story vegetation, tree crown conditions, coarse woody debris, and lichen community composition on a subsample of our plots. The FIA program has also expanded to include the sampling of urban trees on all land use types in select cities.
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Jackson, MS 39202