IFRIS

Integrated Forest Resource Information System

Foresters and field staff in Virginia have collected forestry data and keyed the information into a Web-based database, the Integrated Forest Resource Information System (IFRIS). IFRIS is used on GPS-enabled mobile devices.

Foresters can note the acreage of a forested tract and the tree species within it. The capability to enter insect damage, wildfire hazards and water quality law enforcement information in the field will soon be available.