This project is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the United States Forest Service (USFS) Southern Research Station.

The Southern Research Station is part of the nation's largest forestry research organization - USDA Forest Service Research and Development, which is the leading organization for research on natural resource management and sustainability in the United States. Its mission is to create the science and technology needed to sustain and enhance southern forest ecosystems and the benefits they provide.

We have been collaborating with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit of the USFS Southern Research Station. At this unit, scientists are working on developing, analyzing and maintaining forest resource information that is essential for formulation of forest policies and programs.

Learn more about the research underway at the Southern Research Station and the FIA unit here: For additional information about research activities related to the USFS, please contact Mr. Vic Rudis.