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(to be implemented in Manual Version 5.0, except where noted)

Last Update: 12-Mar-2009
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4/4/08 Decision - Implementation of manual version 5.0 will be Fiscal 2011, beginning October 2010. Also note that some proposals, originally slated for 4.0, were delayed until Fiscal 2011 due to complications with their implementation.
Schedule for Implementing Version 5.0 of the Field Guide (Phase 2 and Phase 3)

November, 2008 – Final details of approved change proposals documented and available for pre-implementation work.
October through December, 2009 – Review of draft revision of field guide by all Bands
January, 2010 – Begin final revision of field guide
April, 2010 – Deliver revised field guide to Information Management Band and FIA Regions
October, 2010 – Regions may begin implementing the new field guide
Please Note: This schedule is subject to revision or modification. It is recognized that the Management Team may instruct change proposals to be accommodated at any time in the process.

Gray=Still in Change Review Process
Yellow=Proposal Accepted Band Recommendation codes: S=Support, M=Modifications suggested, O=Object, NR=No Response, '-'=Response not required
Orange=Proposal Withdrawn
Red=Proposal Not Accepted

Count Proposal ID Champion Band Sponsor Type
Description
Band Recommendations Band Response Summary MT
Decision
Status
AB DAB IMB RSB SB
1

Damage - Most Recent Revision 2/26/2007
2-26-2007_field guide
- revised damage chapter
10 28 2004 damage
(change form)
Proposal - Attachment A
Proposal - Attachment B

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Initial Drafts - Damage Chapter:
Version dated 9-22-06

Appendix

Previous version (9-1-06)

Manfred Milke
IAB 
M This is a revamped damage protocol intended to be implemented nationally at the tree level on P2 and P3 plots
M
0
M
-
M
summary
 A
12/3/2008 - Overhauling proposal. Target implemention date is manual version 6.0.
 
      Review of damage chapter and NIMS business rules M NR M M summary   
2

Ownership
8/11/08 - Implementation Strategy

Most Recent Revision 03/30/2007
Ownership Change Form
Major Changes and Clarifications
Background.doc
Data Processing.doc
Expert Panels.doc
Field Collected.doc
Prefield Office Collected.doc

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06 16 2005 Ownership Variables (original form)
Revision on Variables- 6/26/2006

Other documentation:
April revision 4/3/2006
(first revision- 10/18/05)
Field Variables (revised 10/18/05)
Office Variables
(revised 10/18/05)
Expert opinion panels (revised 10/18/05)
Recoding Existing Ownership Information
New Codes Diagram (revised 10/18/05)
Brett Butler   M Modify forest ownership information collection, processing, analysis, and distribution. S   S S  summary  
07/11/2007 - Approved. Target implemention date is Fiscal 2011, beginning October 2010 (manual version 5.0). Working on implementation details.
M M M - S
summary
A
3

Resubmitted Pre-proposal
11_15_2007_physio_class
Physio_class_crosswalk
Proposed Physiograhic Classes
Crew comments

Previous proposal 03_30_2006_Physio_Class
Proposed Classes

Thomas Brandeis  
AB  Revise Physiographic Classes              
11/17/2008 - Proposal withdrawn.
4

Invasives
04_04_2006_P2_Invasive_Plants
(change form)

P2 Invasive Plants Manual (Mar 2009 update)
P2 Invasive Plants List (Mar 2008 update)

P2 Invasive Plants Manual (10-23-06 update)
P2 Invasive Plants Manual (4-4-06 original)

Andy Gray  AB   A Nationally standard protocols for collecting core-optional invasive species data.
S
M
M
-
S 

summary

A 
12/4/2006 - Completed change process. To be implemented Fiscal 2011, beginning Oct 2010 (manual version 5.0).
5 04_28_2006_Landuse

James Blehm, Bill Dunning

DAB A Add codes to PRESENT NONFOREST LAND USE, and change When collected. M S S NR S summary  M 
3/15/2007 - Completed change process. To be implemented in Fiscal 2011, beginning Oct 2010 (manual version 5.0).
6

P2Veg - Most Recent Revision
Final Documentation
P2Veg change form
P2Veg_field_guide_final
Sample reporting tables
Population estimations

12/29/2008 RevisionP2Veg_field_guide_post_bandrvw_12_08

3/17/2008 Revision
p2_revised_manual_2_25_2008

9/17/2007 Revision
p2veg_revised_9_06_2007_change_form
Background on development of proposal
Proposed Field Manual

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10/13/2006 revision
Other documentation:
P2_VEG_synopsis_10_10.doc
Summary_proposal_10_10_06.doc
Note to Management team.doc

06_09_2006_p2veg_revised_7_27_06 - proposal
Other documentattion:
proposal development
_7_27
proposal_summary_7_27
NFS questions 7 27
Appendix 7 27


Original documentation:
06_09_2006_p2veg - proposal
proposal summary
proposal development
feasibility review

Beth Schulz, et.al.
AB
A
New protocol for collecting Veg variables on P2 plots.
S
M
M
S

summary

 
2/13/2009 - Final Band comments received, M-team to make final decision.
M
O
M
M

5/22/2008 - Band Response Summary for revised 2/25/2008 manual

UPDATED 12/29/08 - Champion response to 5/22/2008 band reviews

M
M
M
M

1/17/2008 Band Response Summary

3/17/08 - Champion response to 1/17/2008 band reviews

7 06_23_2006_GPS
Locating FIA plots using GPS
Mike Hoppus RSB M Modify procedures in collecting GPS data. S M S NR S summary A 
12/4/2006 - Completed change process. To be implemented in Fiscal 2011, beginning Oct 2010 (manual version 5.0)
8 Pre-proposal
09_29_2006_salvable_dead_preproposal
Larry Deblander & Vol/Biomass Team AB D Drop salvable dead classification (FIADB - SALVCD)              
10/10/2006 - Preproposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
9 03_05_2007_MAI Andy Gray   A Add the calculated value for mean annual increment at culmination (CMAI) to the condition table (COND) in NIMS              
4/25/2007 - Preproposal withdrawn
10 DWM
03_22_2007_DWM_Lite
(change form)
DWM_lite_proposal_Apr_24_07_pdf
Chris Woodall, et. al.   A New protocol for collecting DWM variables on P2 plots S O O - S summary  
9/4/2007 - Proposal in re-work
11

Pre-proposal
09_17_2007_FIADB_filter

Bryan Lanier IMB A Design and implement a database routine that correctly identifies all plots that are to be moved from the computation system (NIMS-CS) to the presentation database (FIADB).               
12/10/2007 - pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
12

Proposal
10_04_2007_nonsample_reason_nonforest

Paul Patterson   A Add variables to record "nonsampled nonforest" to accommodate the P3 indicators that sample on nonforest. S M S M  summary A
5/6/2008 - Completed change process. To be implemented in Fiscal 2011, beginning Oct 2010 (manual version 5.0)
13

P3Veg Proposal
Most recent revision P3_veg_field_manual
11_1_2007_p3_veg (change form)

P3 Veg manual update

Beth Schulz
  M Modification of the P3 Vegetation Indicator field guide to clarify text, remove inconsistencies, and adjust tolerance classes for ocular estimates of cover, based on recent MQO analyses. M S S M summary A
5/6/2008 - Completed change process. To be implemented in Fiscal 2011, beginning Oct 2010 (manual version 5.0)
14

Proposal
Tropical Species modified proposal Jan 2009
Tropical species variables spreadsheet
Caribbean forest types

11_15_2007_Tropical_species(original proposal)

Thomas Brandeis & Joseph Donnegan   A

Revised proposal includes only Caribbean species

Original proposal - Add tropical species to the National FIA species list

S S S  S summary  
2/13/2009 - Unanimous band approval, awaiting M-team final approval.
15
Pre-proposal
12_10_2007_lean_angle_revised
KaDonna Randolph & Jim Steinman   A Add lean angle variable to P3 to account for lean in live trees             
1/4/2008 - Revised pre-proposal (incorporated in new damage protocols) to be reviewed by Band Leaders.
16
Pre-proposal
02_15_2008_sample_kind
Sharon Woudenberg   M Modify sample kind codes to separate plot design from remeasure/new plot information.            
5/6/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
17
Pre-proposal
02_26_2008_Agroforesty
Thomas Brandeis & Joe Donnegan   A Add treatment codes to capture agroforestry activities S M M S summary  
8/27/2008 - Based on band responses, Champions withdraw proposal.
18
Pre-proposal
03_03_2008_growing_stock
Ray Sheffield, GS task team   M Provide a nationally consistent definition of growing stock.            
5/6/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
19
Pre-proposal
03_26_2008_acacia_is_woodland
Jeff Turner   B Document acacia species as woodland and measure at DRC - - - - - -
8/1/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal now a part of 07_01_2008_species_changes (see #22 below).
20
Pre-proposal
03_31_2008_rotten_missing
Larry DeBlander   M Separate rotten from missing in the current national rotten/missing defect variable.            
5/6/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
21
Pre-proposal
03_31_2008_standing_dead
Glenn Christensen   A Tally standing dead on sapling size trees.            
5/6/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Proposal under construction.
22
Proposal
07_01_2008_species_changes
Carol Alerich   B Bug fix for species codes for 4.0. - - - - - -
9/2/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Bug fix to be implemented in addendum to manual version 4.0
23

Proposal
08_01_2008_ozone_field_guide_edits
proposed field guide revisions

Gretchen Smith & Dave Gartner   B Field manual clarification - - - - - -
9/2/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Bug fix to be implemented in addendum to manual version 4.0
24

Pre-proposal
08_01_2008_subplot_status

Dave Gartner   A Add a code to subplot status to indicate whether P3 QA remeasures were conducted            
8/27/2008 - Pre-proposal not approved by Band Leaders
25

Proposal
09_01_2008_GPS_electronic_transfer
( original proposal name was GPS_unit_5)

Doug Shipley, Sam Lambert, Dennis Jacobs   A Add a variable to indicate that the GPS data was electronically transferred from the GPS unit to the PDR.   M S S summary  
2/9/2009 - M-team to make final decision.
26

Proposal
09_01_2008_Subplot_slope

Sharon Woudenberg & Bob Rhoads   B Bug fix to correct legal subplot slope values that were changed in the field manual. - - - - - -
9/2/2008 - Pre-proposal approved by M-team. Bug fix to be implemented in addendum to manual version 4.0.
27

Proposal
09_01_2008_When_collected (modified 11/21/08)

Sharon Woudenberg & George Breazeale   M Add text to "When Collected" for variables that are collected on non forest plots. S S S S summary  
2/12/2009 - Unanimously approved by Bands - ready for M-team approval.
28

Pre-proposal
09_01_2008_Ozone_Coordinate_check

Dave Gartner   M Add a coordinate check routine to MIDAS so that changes to coordinate data are resolved in the field.            
9/23/2008 - Pre-proposal reviewed by Band Leaders. May not need to go though change process.
29

The Mother Proposal
12_01_2008_Mother (form)

IAW Analysis Team - POC John Shaw   M Creates nationally consistent definition of forest land based on 10 percent cover of live trees; classifies all P2 plot locations by cover and land use. M M M M summary  
2/13/2009 - Band responses received and sent to Band Leaders, Program Managers and Champion for review.
30

Reserved Status & Admin Withdrawn
01_01_2009_Reserved_AdminWithdrawn (form)
Other documentation:
FIA_reserve_areas_options
Reserve Land Rational

Andy Gray, et. al.   M Clarifies definition and interpertation of Reserved Status Code (RESERVCD). Adds new core-optional code for designation of administratively-withdrawn lands.            
01/01/2009 - Band responses due Apr 30, 2009