Timber Products Output
As part of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis' (NRS-FIA) mission is to provide comprehensive assessment of the past trends, current status, and future potential of the region’s forest. The Timber Products Output (TPO) group conducts research to estimate and track timber removals and their consequential impact on the forests and economies of the region.
NRS-FIA measurement plots can estimate the average annual level of removals during the survey period which are useful in understanding and explaining the changes over time. What the NRS-FIA measurement plots cannot give you is what happened to the trees that were harvested for products.
Over the last few years the NRS-FIA program has been working on methodologies to provide annual sample-based estimates of TPO to accompany its annual sample-based forest inventory estimates. The testing is mostly behind us, and over the last several months the NRS-FIA TPO staff has been coordinating with State partners to prepare for the 2019 rollout of the enhanced TPO program.
The NRS-FIA program will initiate the annual TPO sample for its entire 24-state region starting in 2019. For more information regarding annualized TPO please click here.
For online TPO publications from the Northern Research Station, click here and enter Timber Industry for a Title search.
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Last Modified: 03/19/2019