Forests of New York, 2016
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Resource Update FS-141. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
This resource update provides an overview of the forest resources in New York 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.1Information about the national and regional FIA programs is available online at https://fia.fs.fed.us. Since 2002, FIA has implemented an annual inventory in New York. For the 2016 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 4,751 plot samples (3,237 forested) collected from 2011–2016. Change variables such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 4,558 plots (3,064 forested) collected in 2005–2011 and remeasuredin 2011-2016. Estimates from earlier inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtoldand Patterson (2005), Gormansonet 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-141.
Albright, Thomas A.; Olsen, Anthony C. 2017. Forests of New York, 2016. Resource Update FS-141. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-141.