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A Complete
NATURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY GLOSSARY
With Emphasis on Forestry

Portions Made Available to Forestry at About by H. Gyde Lund, U.S. Forest Service (Retired)

Edited by Steve Nix, About Forestry Guide

(Bold terms provided by North Carolina Extension's Woodland Owner's Notes)

Also check About's Guide to Forest Product Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More Forestry Terms

Source: USDA Forest Service. 1989. INTERIM RESOURCE INVENTORY GLOSSARY. Document dated June 14, 1989. File 1900.Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 96 p.

This is a modification of the Interim Resource Inventory Glossary was prepared by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Washington Office Resource Inventory Coordination Task Group established by the Deputy Chiefs for National Forest System and Research in 1984. It covers terms needed for the management of the timber, wildlife and fisheries, recreation, rangeland, water, soil, land, and mineral resources of the National Forest System Lands. Most of the definitions, measurement rules, and standards presented in this report were taken from existing U.S.D.A. Forest Service Regional or Station direction. The variables have been standardized using the least restrictive rules or definitions. By using these standards, definitions, and rules, data and information can be readily shared across resource functions within the agency. The Glossary was officially issued and distributed for general agency use on June 30,1989. In addition to terms and definitions, the parent document also contains codes, measurement standards and references unique to the USDA Forest Service not found below.

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