This collection of references (1 - 9) gives you some additional reading to the subject: "Information management and Data registration for Natoinal Forest assessments".
1. Information and management and Forest Resources Assessments
Anon. 1999. The status of the forest resources assessment in the south-Asian sub-region and the country capacity building needs. Proceedings of the GCP/RAS/162/JPN Regional Workshop. Forest Resources Assessment Program. Working paper 3.. FAO. (available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/fo/fra/docs/FRA_Wp3eng.pdf.)