Inventory Manuals

Standard legend for forest cover mapping.
  1936 [PDF 8006 Kb]
 
Machine tabulation of forest resources
  1946 [PDF 2279 Kb]
 
Forest surveys manual
  1947 [PDF 13190 Kb]
 
Handbook on aerial reconnaissance for 1954
 

1954 [PDF 5077 Kb]

 
Forest tabulation manual
  1955 [PDF 12427 Kb] | 1956 [PDF 15274 Kb] | 1958 [PDF 8676 Kb] | 1959 [PDF 15495 Kb]
 
Report of Work Committee on Forest Inventory Projects
  1955 [PDF 27419 Kb]
 
Office manual : Forest Surveys Division 1957
  1957 [PDF 73725 Kb]
 
Sampling manual
  1960 [PDF 35087 Kb] | 1961 [PDF 39943 Kb]
   
Forest Inventory Division operations manual : 1961 and revisions to 1972
  1961-72 [PDF 19131 Kb]
 
Field pocket manual
  1955 [PDF 4251 Kb] | 1957 [PDF 1719 Kb] | 1959 [PDF 2078 Kb]
  1960 [PDF 1934 Kb] | 1961 [PDF 4198 Kb] | 1973 [PDF 4508 Kb]
  1974 [PDF 3563 Kb] | 1975 [PDF 4824 Kb] | 1976 [PDF 3593 Kb]
 
Field pocket handbook
  1974-81 [PDF 24891 Kb] | 1980 [PDF 19292 Kb] | 1983 [PDF 25165 Kb]
  1986 [PDF 8573 Kb] | 1987 [PDF 8129 Kb]
  1991 [PDF 6819 Kb] | 1992 [PDF 2131 Kb]
 
Forest classification manual
  1954 [PDF 7137 Kb] | 1955 [PDF 11336 Kb]
  1956 [PDF 17623 Kb] | 1957 [PDF 18540 Kb]
  1959-60 [PDF 28067 Kb] | 1961 [PDF 26727 Kb] | 1962 [PDF 38907 Kb]
 
Forest classification and sampling manual
 

1962-4 [PDF 11977 Kb] | 1965 [PDF 18305 Kb] | 1966 [PDF 49936 Kb] | 1973 [PDF 50508 Kb] | 1974 [PDF 51651 Kb] | 1976 [PDF 16470 Kb] | 1977 [PDF 16811 Kb]

   
Growth and yield standards and procedures
  1966_GY_Manual_All [PDF 12861 Kb]

1972_GY_Managed_Stands [PDF 15314 Kb]

1976_GY_Manual_1966_reprint [PDF 15605 Kb]

1979_GY_Sampling_Instructions [PDF 2044 Kb]

1980_GY_Manual_All [PDF 30029 Kb
1980_GY_Appendices_PSP [PDF 1969 Kb]
1980_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 4577 Kb]  1980_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 1777 Kb]
1980_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 3256 Kb]

1981_GY_Manual_All [PDF 39767]
1981_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 6597 Kb] 1981_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 13936]1981_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [10455 Kb]

1983_Appendices_PSP [PDF 3893 Kb]
1983_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 1521 Kb]
1983_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 1269 Kb]
1983_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 1201 Kb]

1985_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 3069]
1985_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 3079]

1988_Appendices_PSP [PDF 2355 Kb]
1988_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 3199 Kb]
1988_Establish_Natural_PSP_with_Appendix [PDF 1535 Kb]
1988_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 1452 Kb]
1988_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 3136 Kb]

1989_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 1695 Kb]
1989_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 1695]
1989_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 1772 Kb]

1991_GY_Appendices_PSP [PDF 19230 Kb]
1991_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 8458 Kb]
1991_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 9102 Kb]
1991_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 18616]

1992_GY_Manual_Update [PDF 2523 Kb]

1993_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 1925 Kb]
1993_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 1998 Kb]
1993_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 7186]
1993_GY_Revision_List_and_Appendix_Updates [PDF 2527]

1996_GY_Manual_All [PDF 7478 Kb]
1996_GY_Appendices_PSP [12010 Kb]
1996_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [5422 Kb]
1996_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 5376]

1998_GY_Manual_All [PDF 6485]
1998_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [4257]

1999_GY_Manual_All [PDF 6810]
1999_GY_Appendices_PSP [PDF 11705 Kb]
1999_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 4296 Kb]

2000_GY_Appendices_PSP [PDF 8119 Kb]
2000_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 5324 Kb]
2000_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 4282 Kb]
2000_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 4621]

2001_GY_Appendices_PSP [PDF 12534 Kb]
2001_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 4912 Kb]
2001_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 4923 Kb]
2001_GY_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 5409 Kb]

2002 Minimum Standards for the Establishment and
Remeasurement of Permanent Sample Plots in BC
[PDF  9611 Kb]

2003_GY_Appendices_2K3 [PDF 2108 Kb]
2003_GY_Chapter 1 - 2K3_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 286 Kb]
2003_GY_Chapter 2 - 2K3_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 285 Kb]
2003_GY_Chapter 3 - 2K3_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 276 Kb]
2003_GY_Chapter 4 - 2K3_Remeasure_Silvic_Treated_PSP [PDF 225 Kb]

History of Growth and Yield Changes [PDF 21 Kb]
Wilson's Spacing Factor [PDF 506 Kb]
 

   
Computer procedures required to convert the existing standing samples system from imperial to metric units
 

1975 [PDF 11072 Kb]

 
Forest inventory environmental protection guidelines
 

1976 [PDF 6249 Kb] | 1978 [PDF 9083 Kb]

 
Volume and decay manual
 

1977 [PDF 24706 Kb] | 1979 [PDF 21318 Kb]

 
Forest inventory "IV" notebook : field pocket handbook
 

1978 [PDF 9256 Kb]

 
Forest classification and sampling supplementary guidelines for the 1979 field season
 

1979 [PDF 5785 Kb]

 
Inventory Branch safety manual
 

1979 [PDF 2224 Kb]

Site Index Equations and Curves
  1979 [PDF 10459 Kb]

 
Change Monitoring Inventory : ground sampling procedures for the provincial change monitoring inventory program
 

2001. v1.1 [PDF 36731 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 21535] Kb]

  2002. v1.2 [PDF 5704 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 12401 Kb]
 

Change Monitoring Inventory : ground sampling quality assurance procedures

 

2001. v1.0 [PDF 177 Kb] | 2002. v1.1.  [PDF 187 Kb]

 
Change Monitoring Inventory : ground sampling quality assurance standards
 

2001. v1.0 [PDF 123 Kb] | 2002. v1.1. [PDF 148 Kb] | 2007. v2.1. [PDF 136 Kb]

 
National Forest Inventory – British Columbia : change monitoring procedures for provincial and national reporting
 

2003. v1.3 [PDF 7056 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 14089 Kb]

  2005. v1.4 [PDF 4977 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 7314 Kb]
 

National Forest Inventory : ground sampling data collection procedures for inaccessible grid locations

 

2003. v1.0 [PDF 467 Kb]

 
Historical summary of forest inventory sampling designs in British Columbia
 

1992 [PDF 243 Kb]

 
Final report from the Vegetation Inventory Working Group on a proposed new inventory
 

1995 [PDF 492 Kb]

 
User's guide to the Vegetation Resources Inventory
 

2005 [PDF 3687 Kb]

 

Report of the Timber Inventory Task Force on the current timber inventory with recommendations for the future

 

1992 [PDF 342 Kb]

 
Inventory Audit Program : standards and procedures
 

1996 [PDF 218 Kb] | 1997 [PDF 282 Kb]

  1998 [PDF 152 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 3801 Kb]
 
Contract for collection of field inventory data
 

1996 [PDF 175 Kb] | 1998 [PDF 293 Kb]

 
Request for proposal for inventory audit field data collection and summarization
 

2007 [PDF 193 Kb]

 

Net volume adjustment factor : sampling standards and procedures

 

2002. v3.0. [PDF 400 Kb]

  2004. v4.0. [PDF 949 Kb] | Errata #1 [PDF 154 Kb]
  2006. v4.1.  [PDF 1064 Kb]
  2007. v4.2.  [PDF 1343 Kb] | Addendum.  [PDF 14 Kb]
2008. v4.3.  [PDF 1820 Kb]
 
Draft vegetation inventory sampling procedures
 

1995 [PDF 54640 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : sampling procedures
 

1996 [PDF 38362 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : ground sampling procedures
 

1997 [PDF 48630 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 9219 Kb]

  1997. v1.0. Request for proposal.  [PDF 289 Kb]
  1998. v3.0a [PDF 43192 Kb] | 1998. v3.0b. [PDF 826 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 15646 Kb]
1999. V4.0 [PDF 41343 Kb]
2000. V4.1 [PDF 41343 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 20565 Kb]
2001. V4.2 [PDF 40719 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 22139 Kb]
2002. V4.3 [PDF 5335 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 12409 Kb]
  2003. v4.4 [PDF 6676 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 12421 Kb]
  2004. v4.5 [PDF 2314 Kb] | Appendices [PDF 12380 Kb] | Errata [PDF 14 Kb]
  2006. v4.6 [PDF 2949 Kb]
  2007. v4.7  [PDF 2488 Kb] | Addendum [PDF 15 Kb]
2008. v4.8  [PDF 3521 Kb] | Addendum [PDF 20 Kb]
 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : ground sampling quality assurance procedures / Quality assurance procedures for Vegetation Resources Inventory ground sampling
 

1997 [PDF 151 Kb] | 2000 [PDF 139 Kb] | 2001. v1.0 [PDF 175 Kb] | 2004. v3.0 [PDF 211 Kb] 
 

Ground sampling standards / Ground sampling quality assurance standards
 

1997 [PDF 186 Kb] | 1999 [PDF 169 Kb] | 2000 [PDF 144 Kb] | 2001. v1.0 [PDF 124 Kb]

 

Quality Assurance Procedures and Standards for VRI Ground Sampling
   2008 V3.1. [PDF 127 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : procedures and standards for data analysis attribute adjustment and implementation of adjustment in a corporate database

 

2004. v2.0 [PDF 953 Kb

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : data collection standards for VRI ground sampling
 

2003. v2.0 [PDF 169 Kb] | 2006. v2.1 [PDF 71 Kb]

 
Procedures for georeferencing inventory field sample plots using GPS technology
 

1998 [PDF 84 Kb]

 
Data dictionary for Vegetation Resources Inventory and National Forest Inventory timber data
 

2003 [PDF 179 Kb]

 

Vegetation Resources Inventory : sample data compilation process

 

2005. v4.0 [PDF 215 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : sample selection procedures for ground sampling
 

2001. v3.1 [PDF 61 Kb]

  2002. v3.3 [PDF 197 Kb] | Errata #1 [PDF 14 Kb]
 
Forest and range inventory manual
 

Chapter 1-2. 1981 [PDF 49589 Kb] | Chapter 2. 1984 [PDF 44568 Kb]

  Chapter 3. 1982 [PDF 4914 Kb] | Chapter 3. 1991 [PDF 8782 Kb]
  Chapter 4. 1983 [PDF  11757 Kb] | Chapter 5. 1982 [PDF 9225 Kb]
  Chapter 5. 1990 [PDF 4467 Kb] | Chapter 6. 1981 [PDF 15764 Kb]
  Chapter 7. 1987 [PDF 25893 Kb] | Chapter 8. 1991 [PDF 21531 Kb]
  Chapter 9. 1981 [PDF 40070 Kb] |  Chapter 9 section 9.3. 1981 [PDF 1195 Kb]
  Chapter 10 is not available | Chapter 11. 1991 [PDF 7337 Kb]
  Chapter 12. 1991 [PDF 8031 Kb] | Glossary of Terms. 1985 [PDF 3970 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : ground call quality assurance procedures and standards
 

2009. v3.2 [PDF 226 Kb]


Vegetation Resources Inventory : phase 2 post-project documentation and deliverables
 

[PDF 22 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo estimation retrofit procedures
 

1998. v1.0 [PDF 134 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo interpretation standards
 

1998. v1.0 [PDF 87 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : quality assurance procedures for photo interpretation
 

2004. v2.0 [PDF 233 Kb]


Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo interpretation quality assurance procedures and standards
 

2009. v3.2 [PDF 476 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo interpretation standards and quality assurance procedures
 

2006. v3.0 [PDF 114 Kb]
2008. v3.1 [PDF 89 Kb] 

 

Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo interpretation procedures

 

1996. [PDF 832 Kb] | 1998. [PDF 931 Kb]

 

1999. v2.2 [PDF 2808 Kb] | 2001. v2.3 [PDF 1017 Kb]

  2002. v2.4 [PDF 1259 Kb] | 2009. v2.5 [PDF 808 Kb]
 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : the B.C. land cover classification scheme
  2002. v1.2 Addendum
 

2002. v1.3 [PDF 278 Kb]

 

Standards and procedures for integration of terrestrial ecosystem mapping (TEM) and Vegetation Resources Inventory (VRI) in British Columbia

 

2002. v1.0 [PDF 169 Kb]


Vegetation Inventory (Ground) Calibration Procedures
 

1996. [PDF 265 Kb] 


Vegetation Resources Inventory : air call (air calibration) data collection procedures and standards
 

2003. v2.0 [PDF 153 Kb] | 2007. v2.1 [PDF 58 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : ground call (ground calibration) data collection procedures and standards
 

2004. v3.0 [PDF 142 Kb]

  2007. v3.1 [PDF 101 Kb]
 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : guidelines for preparing a project implementation plan for photo interpretation
 

2003. v1.0 [PDF 148 Kb] | 2005. v1.1 [PDF 231 Kb]

  2006. v2.0 [PDF 241 Kb] | 2007. v2.1 [PDF 197 Kb]
2008. v2.2 [PDF 428 Kb]
 
Vegetation Resources Inventory : guidelines for preparing a project implementation plan for ground sampling
 

2004. v1.0 [PDF 126 Kb] | Errata #1 [PDF 14 Kb]

 

Preparing a VRI strategic inventory plan (VSIP) for ground sampling and photo interpretation

 

2005 [PDF 26 Kb]

 
Vegetation Resources Inventory strategic inventory plan approval
 

2005 [PDF 14 Kb]

 

Vegetation Resources Inventory : guidelines for preparing a project implementation plan for ground sampling and net volume adjustment factor sampling

 

2006. v2.0 [PDF 175 Kb]

  2007. v3.0 [PDF 182 Kb]
 
Helicopter camera boom instruction and operation handbook
 

1981 [PDF 134113 Kb]

 
Black-and-White Stereogram Handbook
 

1987 [PDF 27218 Kb]

Colour stereogram manual
  1987 [PDF 11653 Kb]

Updated September 2009

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