Inventory Manuals


Standard legend for forest cover mapping
  1936 [PDF 8006 Kb]

Machine tabulation of forest resource
  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 1719Kb] 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]

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 Kb]
 1981_GY_Establish_Natural_PSP [PDF 6597 Kb]
 1981_GY_Remeasure_Experimental_Plot [PDF 13936 Kb]
 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 Kb]
 1985_Remeasure_Natural_PSP [PDF 3079 Kb]

 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_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 Kb]
 1993_GY_Revision_List_and_Appendix_Updates [PDF 2527 Kb]

 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 Kb]

 1998_GY_Manual_All [PDF 6485 Kb]
 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 procedure
  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]  
 2010 v4.9 [PDF 4471 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 : air call data collection procedures
 2009 v1.0 [PDF 184 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : air call quality assurance procedures and standards
 2009 v2.2 [PDF 225 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : contract source data
 v1.0 [PDF 11 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : ground call data collection procedures
 2009 v1.0 [PDF 200 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 : field calibration procedures for photo interpretation
 2011 v1.1 [PDF 250 Kb]

Vegetation Resources Inventory : photo interpretation quality assurance procedures and standards
  2009 v3.2 [PDF 476 Kb] 2011 v3.4 [PDF 125 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]
 2011 v2.7 [PDF 1415 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 June 2012

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