nonfederal forests is important as well as promoting access to and distribution of information that is currently being gathered by programs such as Forest Inventory and Analysis. Information-gathering approaches that improve the accuracy, reliability, and statistical soundness of information should be promoted. Developing linkages with and integration of various information systems; carrying out planning activities that focus information gathering and improve the quality of information systems; establishing information partnerships and cooperatives between public and private concerns, especially at state and regional levels; and focusing administrative leadership for the management of information about the nation's nonfederal forests is fundamental (National Science and Technology Council 1994).
Improve the quantity, quality, and timeliness of information about nonfederal forests and enhance access to this information.
This recommendation points to the following specific recommendations: