inventory is an assessment of current conditions and can be a quick
and informal "rapid assessment", or it can involve detailed
mapping of forest stands, natural communities, and ecologically
sensitive areas. The inventory is not only a valuable foundation
for a management plan, it also helps answer such questions as: Are
there any rare species, or rare natural communities? What is the
wildlife habitat quality? What is the timber potential of the site?
Is the site affected by non-native, invasive species?