The process of gathering field data for a forest stand to determine its current condition. Silvicultural and other management decisions are based on the data collected from these examinations. RAVG data can be a useful tool for prioritizing field exams.
A written document that describes management activities needed to implement treatments. It documents the results of an analysis of present and anticipated site conditions and management direction. It also describes desired future vegetation conditions in measurable terms. The desired conditions are a basis for treatment, monitoring, and evaluation.