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FIA Model Download page

*Now Available* All North Central States (MI, MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, ND, SD, KS, MO, NE) (posted October 2001)

  the above states are in one ArcView project, which allows for queries across state boundaries. Filename is

*Metadata files* available below (posted 1 August 2001)

*Now Available* Southern States (GA, SC, VA)(posted June 2001)

*Now Available* All North Central States (MI, MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, ND, SD, KS, MO, NE) (posted May 2001)

the above states are in individual ArcView projects. Filename is

*New* Version 2.0 is now available (posted May 2001)


All files are distributed in zip format. You will need WinZip or another utility to extract them.


It is possible to create FIAMODEL for states not listed here. However, the
FIA regional offices have to know if the public is interested in other
states. If you would like FIAMODEL for a state not listed here,
then express your interest to the appropriate FIA regional office at
Tell them you want FIAMODEL made available for
your state(s) of interest and include our Web address

Model Documentation (PDF Format) is available here or from the download page. Acrobat Reader is available free from Adobe Systems at  acrobat reader

Arc View projects may be downloaded for available states by filling out the form below.

Metadata files: (these files are ASCII text and may be viewed by any word processor or text viewer such as notepad...)
county boundaries
fia plot data

The above metadata files are contained in each model distribution file as of 08/01/2001 and need not be downloaded separately.

(Note that ArcView GIS (version 3.x) is necessary to utilize the Fiamodel files, but it is not provided with the data)
Here is a link to download FIAModel files. You may choose to download individual states or regional models.
Page last modified 6 December, 2011