Forests of Iowa, 2016
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Resource Update FS-111. 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 Iowa based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The cycle length for annual inventory in Iowa 1999-2013, was 5 years. In 2014, NRS-FIA changed to a 7-year inventory cycle, wherein 1/7th (14.3 percent) of the plots will be measured annually until 2020. This report includes inventory years 2011-2016 (2016) with comparisons made to 2007-2011 (2011). The current data consist of 624 field plots on forest land.
Nelson, Mark D.; Feeley, Tivon E.; Kurtz, Cassandra M. 2017. Forests of Iowa, 2016. Resource Update FS-111. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.