What is the NFI?


The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is the main instrument to assess country’s forest resources, and it has to answer to the ever increasing needs of information on forest. The main task of NFI consists of collecting, storing, managing an analyzing data and information regarding forest resources, as well as of publishing the study outcomes.

In addition, NFI conducts studies and prognoses on the evolution of forest resources and forestry sector development, aiming at contributing to elaborating national forest policy and cross-sectorial cooperation.

NFI is the main data provider for reporting on indicators for sustainable forest management, according to the Romanian commitments within the framework of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forest in Europe (MCPFE). It also provides essential data on forest resources assessment regularly reporting to FAO, UN-Framework Convention on Climate Change/Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC/KP) and to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The activity of NFI is very complex, consisting of data collecting from the field, GIS analyses and digital photogrammetry, laboratory analyses and processing, and statistical analyses of large amount of data.