Tiger 2000 and FIA
legal foundations of the FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis) progrdm are laid out. Upon those foundations are built a geographical definition of the United States and its conlponents, and how applying that definition might change from decade to decade. Along the way, the American system of weights and measures as well as the unusual geography of the commonwealth of irginia are explained. Some recomnendations are offered for the FIA program.