FIA Program Support Letter
May 4, 2021
SAF led efforts to gather support for FY 2022 funding for the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Signed by 50 organizations, the letter advocates for $93.5 million for FY 2022, which represents a $16.5 million increase over current funding. This increased investment is critical to meeting the growing need for FIA data to support sound policy and forest management decisions on both public and private lands and is increasingly important for decisions regarding carbon stocks, sustainability, and new and expanding markets. Members are encouraged to share this letter with their congressional delegations and other contacts.