Timber Resource of Wisconsin's Northeast Survey Unit, 1983 [report]

Mark H. Hansen
1984 unpublished
Information contained in this report includes the most commonly used Forest Inventory and Analysis statistics. However, additional forest resource data can be provided to interested users. Persons-requesting additional information that can be provided from the raw inventory data are expected to pay for the retrieval costs. These costs will vary depending • on the complexity of the request, from less than $100 for a relatively simple request to $2,000 for a complex retrieval involving the
more » ... nvolving the services of a Forest Inventory and Analysis computer programmer. If requests for data conflict with ongoing Forest Inventory and Analysis work, they will be scheduled so as to minimize the impact on the work unit. _ Requests for unpublished information may be directed to: Phone: (612) 642-5282 Area served: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, Wisconsin. °• ' FOREWORD Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) is a continuing endeavor as mandated by the Renewable Forest and Rangeland Resources Planning Act of 1974. Prior inventories were mandated by the MeSweeney-MeNary Forest Research Act of 1928. The objective of FIA is to periodically inventory the Nation's forest land to determine its extent, condition, and volume of timber, growth, and depletions. Up-twdate resource information is essential to frame intelligent forest policies and programs. USDA Forest Service regional experiment stations are responsible for conducting these inventories and publishing summary reports for individual States. The North Central Forest Experiment Station is responsible for forest resource evaluation in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Fieldwork for the Wisconsin Statewide forest inventory was begun in the summer of 1981 and completed in late 1983. Reports on the three previous inventories of Wisconsin's timber resource are dated 1936, 1956, and 1968. More accurate survey information was obtained during the 1983 survey than otherwise would have been feasible because of intensified field sampling. Such sampling was made possible by additional funding and field personnel provided the North Central Station by the Wisconsin State Legislature through the Department of Natural Resources. Data from the Departments' canvass of all primary wood-using plants in the State was • used to help estimate the quantity of timber products harvested in Wisconsin. Aerial photos used in the Northeast Unit Forest Inventory were furnished by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, and the Chequa-• megon and Nicolet National Forests.° . 2For more information on STEMS, see: Belcher, D. land use change. L.; Holdaway, M. R.; Brand, G. J. A descript_ of The nonremeasurable forest points are those that STEMS: The stand and tree evaluation and modeling were not monumented during the 1968 inventory but system. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-79. St. Paul, MN: U.S. played a crucial role in the new survey design. The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Cen-nonremeasurable undisturbed forest points were tral Forest Experiment Station; 1981. 18 p. visited on the ground at the time of the last survey and o
doi:10.2737/nc-rb-78 fatcat:an4agv44u5cipdi4ugrschabrm