Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Quality assurance and quality control in a national forest inventory

Year of publication 2023
This course provides an overview of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) procedures in forest inventory data collection and management. This course is primarily intended for people who are involved in NFIs but can be taken by anyone with an interest in the subject. Specifically, this course targets: Decision-makers planning investments for implementing NFIs; NFI planners; National forest monitoring teams Youth and new generations of foresters; Students, as curriculum material in forestry schools. In this course you will learn about: The importance of quality in NFIs; Risks to quality in NFIs; QA and QC in NFIs; Typical errors in fieldwork; Typical measures in QC in fieldwork.
Type of Tool
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit, National
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility