Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 8159001

    Using Free-Growing Survey Data to Estimate OAF1 values at the Forest level
 
Project lead: Glen Dick (Okanagan Innovative Forestry Society)
Contributing Authors: Dick, Glen A.; Forsite Consultants Ltd.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
Description:
The purpose of this project was to examine the feasibility of using Free to Grow (FTG) survey plot data to develop Operational Adjustment Factor (OAF 1 a/b) values used in the TIPSY growth and yield model. A method for calculating the Percent Empty Plots (PEPís) statistic needed to calculate OAF1 is also included in this report. The use of existing FTG plot data would make the localization of OAF1 estimates significantly less expensive. It is recognized that this project only addresses the currently existing gaps/holes aspect of OAF1 (OAF 1 a/b) and does not attempt to estimate its future losses element (OAF 1 c/d).

    Deliverables:

Review of Forsiteís Using Free-Growing Survey Data to Estimate OAF1 values as the Forest Level (98Kb)
Final report (0.4Mb)

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Updated May 19, 2011 

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