COLE uses Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to provide basic carbon inventory and growth-and-yield estimates for a particular forest, region, or state. While COLE draws from FIA plot data, the data is aggregated at the county or national forest level, so analysis can occur at this level or higher. However, if the user is interested in learning about the baseline carbon inventory or carbon growth-and-yield on a smaller plot of land (county level or smaller) COLE can be a great launching off point for learning some basic information about carbon stored in at the county level, and help the user determine whether to conduct a more comprehensive, site-specific, field-based inventory for a particular parcel of interest.
Carbon report for user-specified location
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Statistics and Model Development Group,