Forests of West Virginia, 2015
Resource Update FS-93. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
This publication provides an overview of forest resources in West Virginia 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 2002-2013, 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 2,398 plot samples collected from 2010-2015. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 1,997 samples collected in 2006-2010 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.
This resource update is also available as an interactive Forest Inventory Factsheet.
Morin, Randall S. 2016. Forests of West Virginia, 2015. Resource Update FS-93. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.