Documentation

General

NFI Brochure

The NFI brochure provides a succinct overview of the purpose and design of Canada's National Forest Inventory.
NFI Brochure.pdf (PDF, 4.5MB)

Tree Species List

The tree species recognized by the National Forest Inventory with scientific names, and codes for genus, species, and variant.
Version 4.5 (PDF, 437KB)

Ground Plot

Data Dictionary

Describes the attributes collected by the ground plot sampling program, categorized into tables by field sampling component.
Version 5.1.5 (PDF, 3.2MB)

Ground Plot Guidelines

Describes the basic field sampling requirements for the ground plot sampling program.
Version 5.0 (PDF, 3.65MB)

Photo Plot

Photo Plot Data Dictionary (plot establishment)

This document provides a data model and data dictionary for NFI attributes from photo plots and to facilitate a standard input format for national compilation.
Version 4.2.4 (PDF, 296KB)

Photo Plot Data Dictionary (plot re-measurement)

This document describes and defines the information that must be entered into the database.
Version 5.1.4 (PDF, 1.5MB)

Land Cover Classification

The Land Cover Classification Scheme is based on current cover. Cover may be vegetated or non-vegetated.
Version 4.0.1 (PDF, 207KB)

Land Use Classification

The goal of the Land Use Classification system was the development of a national classification scheme to serve as a useful and effective standard for land use classification.
Version 4.0 (PDF, 171KB)

Photo Plot Compilation Procedures

The purpose of this document is to outline the rules that have been developed to compile the National Forest Inventory (NFI) Photo Plot data.
Version 1.4 (PDF, 78KB)

Estimation

Estimation Procedures

Outlines procedures for the statistical estimation of area and attribute total reporting by national terrestrial ecozones and classifiers, at a given point in time.
Version 1.13 (PDF, 376KB)

Estimation Procedure Examples

A Microsoft Excel workbook for the examples provided in the Estimation Procedures document.
Version 1.3 (Excel, 948KB)