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Categorical Exclusion - Interior Alaska Forest Inventory and Analysis

The National Park Service proposes to authorize research permits in the Alaska Region for the nation-wide Forest Inventory Analysis, subject to a comprehensive package of compliance analysis for each park, preserve, and/or monument. Denali National Park and Preserve has analyzed the proposal for Denali, approving the requested ressarch permit.

The Programmatic Categorical Exclusion located under "Documents" covers National Environmental Policy Act requirements for the Forest Inventory Analysis (FIA) in the Alaska Region National Park Service units. Individual units are responsible for completing all other related compliance for permit applications. A Wilderness Minimum Requirement Analysis for Denali is also included with documents for the project.

The FIA is a nation-wide research project and dataset on the status and condition of forest resources, including indicators of ecological change and land cover trends. The FIA program has a scientifically and statistically rigorous plot sampling design, and includes nation-wide data coverage. Interior Alaska is the last remaining forested area within the United States to receive a proposal from the FIA program.
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