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Forests of Pennsylvania, 2016

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Year Published

2017

Publication

Resource Update FS-132. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

Abstract

This resource update provides an overview of the forest resources in Pennsylvania based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. Information about the national and regional FIA program is available online at https://fia.fs.fed.us. Since 2000, FIA has implemented an annual inventory in Pennsylvania. The 2016 estimates of current resource attributes, such as area, volume, and biomass, are based on 4,539 (3,030 forested) plot samples collected from 2011–2016. Estimates of components of change, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 4,146 (2,663 forested) samples collected from 2006 to 2011 and remeasured from 2011–2016. Estimates from earlier inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005), Gormanson et al (2017), and O'Connell et al. (2017) for definitions and technical details. A complete set of inventory tables is available at https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-132.

Citation

Albright, Thomas A. 2017. Forests of Pennsylvania, 2016. Resource Update FS-132. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-132.

Last updated on: September 29, 2017