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Forests of South Dakota, 2016

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2017

Publication

Resource Update FS-110. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Abstract

This publication 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 2016 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 8,275 plot samples collected from 2011-2016. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 8,260 samples collected in2006-2011and resampled in 2011-2016. See Bechtoldand Patterson (2005), O'Connell et al. (2014), and Gormanson et al. (2017) for definitions and technical details.

Citation

Walters, Brian F. 2017. Forests of South Dakota, 2016. Resource Update FS-110. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Last updated on: March 21, 2017