By Tracey S. Frescino, Gretchen G. Moisen, Paul L. Patterson, J. Chris Toney, and Grayson W. White

May 5, 2022


The R package, FIESTA (Forest Inventory ESTimation and Analysis) is a research estimation tool for analysts that work with sample-based inventory data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. FIESTA can generate FIA’s traditional state-wide estimates while also accommodate: unique population boundaries, different evaluation time periods, customized stratification schemes, non-standard variance equations, integration of multi-scale remotely-sensed data and other auxiliary information, and interaction with other modeling and estimation tools from CRAN’s library of packages. FIESTA contains a collection of functions that can access FIA databases, summarize and compile plot and spatial data, and generate estimates with associated sampling errors.


FIESTA is available on CRAN and on GitHub. To learn more and read FIESTA’s vignettes, see the GitHub Pages site.

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May 5, 2022
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