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Forest Inventory

The Forest Inventory Module is intended for people involved in the collection of data on forest resources. It provides insights into the types and purposes of forest inventories and sets out the main steps in conducting them, from measurement methods to data collection.

The module provides basic and more detailed information on forest inventory, as well as links to forest inventory tools and case studies of effective forest inventories.

This module was developed with the kind collaboration of the following people and/or institutions:

Initiator(s): David Morales - FAO, Forestry Department

Contributor(s): Marco Piazza - FAO, Forestry Department

Reviewer(s): CATIE; CIFOR; IUFRO; Tropenbos International