Forests of Kansas, 2015
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Resource Update FS-84. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Kansas based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. For annual inventory years 2001-2013, the sample length was equal to 5 years. Beginning in 2014, the cycle length was changed to 7 years. For the 2015 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 8,732 field plot samples collected from 2010-2015. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 8,682samples collected in 2004-2010 and resampled in 2010-2015. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005) and O'Connell et al. (2014) for definitions and technical details. Sampling errors and error bars shown in tables and figures in this report represent 68 percent confidence intervals.
Meneguzzo, D.M. 2016. Forests of Kansas, 2015. Resource Update FS-84. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.