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Forests of Michigan, 2015

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Year Published

2016

Publication

Resource Update FS-79. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Abstract

This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Michigan based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The annual inventory started in 1999. For the 2015 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 6,672 plot samples collected from 2010-2015. Change variables such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 6,094 samples collected in 2005-2010 and 2010-2015. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtoldand Patterson (2005) and O'Connell et al. (2015) for definitions and technical details.

Citation

Pugh, Scott A.; Paulson, Charles; Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of Michigan, 2015. Resource Update FS-79. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Last updated on: April 19, 2016