DNR Seeks Private Woodland Owners to Help Expand Forest Inventory Data
Participants will receive high-quality data on their woodlands at no cost
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is inviting private woodland owners with two or more acres of forested property to participate in a new effort to help improve and advance forest inventory across Minnesota.
The DNR’s Resource Assessment Program is developing a more precise forest inventory – information on the type, number, and size of trees in forests that can provide insight to the health of forests and how they’re changing. This is developed by pairing lidar (light detection and ranging) data collected aerially with on-the-ground information gathered by professional foresters via a process known as Plot Based Inventory (PBI). Thousands of PBI plots are needed to verify the lidar data and develop statewide forest inventory models.
P.O. Box 145, Outing, MN 56662 • Phone 218-792-5842 • Fax 218-792-5844 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org