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Forests of Kansas, 2016

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Year Published

2017

Publication

Resource Update FS-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.

Abstract

This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Kansas 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 2001-2013, the sample length was equal to 5 years. Beginning in 2014, the cycle length was changed to 7 years. For the 2016 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 8,719 field plot samples (594 forested) collected from 2011-2016. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 8,667(558 forested) samples collected in 2005–2011 and resampled in 2011–2016. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtoldand Patterson (2005), O'Connell et al. (2014), and Gormansonet al. (2017) for definitions and technical details. Sampling errors and error bars shown in tables and figures in this report represent 68 percent confidence intervals. A complete set of inventory tables is available at https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-142.

Citation

Meneguzzo, Dacia M. 2017. Forests of Kansas, 2016. Resource Update FS-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-142.

Last updated on: October 25, 2017