Forest Survey

Forest Survey

 

a complex of tasks that involves the division of a forest into homogeneous areas and the description of the areas. The tasks performed include a survey of the boundaries of the forest area, the division of the area into compartments and the survey of the compartment grid, the establishment of valuation plots within the compartments, and the compilation of a valuation description, charts, and maps of the stands. The valuation description gives the area and industrial characteristics of each section of the stands, including the origin, composition, shape, age, density, volume, and marketability index (the commercial evaluation) of the stands, as well as the average height and diameter of the trees, the type of forest, and the presence of seedling growth and brushwood. In describing unreforested cutting areas, vacant lands and clearings, the possibility of reforestation is determined. The forest survey is preceded by topographic work, which is done mainly by aerial photography.

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According to the Forest Survey report, Uttar Pradesh's green cover is only 9.18 per cent against the 33 per cent required as per the law.
Training has begun in earnest ahead of a planned National Household Forest Survey for 3000 households in the country.
Forest age Years 49 9 80 36 Stand density h[a.sup.-1] 1,190 410 2,400 600 x0.01 h[a.sup.-1] 12 4 24 6 Diameter at breast height cm 25 4 32 20 Elevation m 312 150 650 110 Orientation Degrees 114 85 342 18 Slope Degrees 32 20 50 0 Table 2.--Details of the specimens taken from damaged forest survey sites.
Chennai: The Forest Survey of India's (FSI) SMS warning about hot spots/fire alert in Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district was received just before midnight on Sunday.
In India, the assessment and reporting of TOF is done under two outputs, namely, tree cover and growing stock by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), and has been included in the biennial State of Forest Report since 2001 (FSI 2001) through two specific assessments (TOF rural inventory and TOF urban inventory).
Forest Survey of India (FSI 2008) defines 'forest' as 'all lands, more than one hectare in area, with a tree canopy density of more than 10 per cent' forest cover.
The Forest Survey of India 2001 has estimated that at the present level of consumption of forest produce and the current productivity of forests, the country needs a minimum of 0.47 ha of forest land for every individual in order to meet basic needs.
His forest department on June 29 wrote to the director general of Forest Survey of India ( FSI), a body under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, for assistance.
But, the latest Forest Survey of India (FSI) report released this week fails to admit the dramatic destruction of forests in hills.
The most comprehensive forest survey ever undertaken has revealed that Wales has more forest than anyone thought.
Then, the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society studied the area in the Western New York Old Growth Forest Survey and discovered Zoar Valley is home to nearly 600 acres of ancient forest.
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