Publication Details

Missouri forests 2018: summary report

Year Published

2021

Publication

Resourc. Bull. NRS-122. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 13 p. [plus interactive report].

Abstract

This summary report provides an overview of findings from the fourth annualized inventory of Missouri forests based on data collected from 2012 to 2018. Forest land area remained stable at 15.4 million acres, and 80 percent of forest land is in the oak/hickory forest-type group. Forests in the State continue to mature with 64 percent in large diameter stands and 61 percent in stands older than 60 years of age. Live tree net volume on timberland totals 20.9 billion cubic feet, and 79 percent of that volume is in growing-stock trees. Mortality increased by 17 percent from 2013 to 2018 to 333 million cubic feet per year, resulting in a 7 percent decrease in annual net growth to 371 million cubic feet. Additional information on land-use change, fragmentation, ownership, urban forests, species composition, stand structure, forest carbon, down woody material, regeneration, invasive plants, forest pests, tree health, and timber products output are also presented. A detailed interactive report is available at https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RB-122-INT, and supplemental information, including (1) tables summarizing quality assurance, (2) a core set of tabular estimates for a variety of forest resources, and (3) user and database guides for P2 and P2+ protocols, can be accessed at https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RB-122.

Keywords

inventory; land use; fragmentation; forest land; timberland; forest ownership; urban forests; volume; growth; removals; mortality; carbon; forest regeneration; invasive plants; forest health; forest products

Citation

Goff, Thomas C.; Albright, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Vickers, Lance; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2021. Missouri forests 2018: summary report. Resourc. Bull. NRS-122. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 13 p. [plus interactive report]. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RB-122.

Last updated on: September 30, 2021