Forests of South Dakota, 2015
Resource Update FS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in South Dakota based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station (NRS) in cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Resource Conservation and Forestry Division. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. For the 2015 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 8,272 plot samples collected from 2010 to 2015. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 8,259 samples collected in 2005-2010 and resampled in 2010 to 2015. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005) and O'Connell et al. (2013) for definitions and technical details.
This resource update is also available as an interactive Forest Inventory Factsheet.
Walters, Brian F. 2016. Forests of South Dakota, 2015. Resource Update FS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.