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  1.  GTR-NRS-62.  Sustaining America's urban trees and forests: a Forests on the Edge report.  Nowak, David J.; Randler, Paula B.; Greenfield, Eric J.; Comas, Sara J.; Carr, Mary A.; Alig, Ralph J.  27 pp.  

Close to 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas and depends on the essential ecological, economic, and social benefits provided by urban trees and forests. However, the distribution of urban tree cover and the benefits of urban forests vary across the United States, as do the challenges of sustaining this important resource. As urban areas expand across the country, the importance of the benefits that urban forests provide, as well as the challenges to their conservation and maintenance, will increase. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current status and benefits of America's urban forests, compare differences in urban forest canopy cover among regions, and discuss challenges facing urban forests and their implications for urban forest management.

 

  2.  GTR-NRS-63.  Urban and community forests of the Mountain region: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.  Nowak, David J.; Greenfield, Eric J.  78p.  

This report details how land cover and urbanization vary within the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming by community (incorporated and census designated places), county subdivision, and county. Specifically this report provides critical urban and community forestry information for each state including human population characteristics and trends, changes in urban and community lands, tree canopy and impervious surface cover characteristics, distribution of land-cover classes, a relative comparison of urban and community forests among local government types, determination of priority areas for tree planting, and a summary of urban tree benefits. Report information can improve the understanding, management, and planning of urban and community forests. This data is reported for each state on the CD provided in the back of this book and may be accessed by state at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/data/urban.

 

  3.  GTR-P-NRS-64.  Proceedings from the conference on the ecology and management of high-elevation forests in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains.  Rentch, James S.; Schuler, Thomas M.  242p.  

The proceedings includes 18 peer-reviewed papers and 41 abstracts pertaining to acid deposition and nutrient cycling, ecological classification, forest dynamics, avifauna, wildlife and fisheries, forests pests, climate change, old-growth forest structure, regeneration, and restoration.

 

  4.  GTR-NRS-65.  Urban and community forests of the Pacific region: California, Oregon, Washington.  Nowak, David J.; Greenfield, Eric J.  38p.  

This report details how land cover and urbanization vary within the states of California, Oregon, and Washington by community (incorporated and census designated places), county subdivision, and county. Specifically this report provides critical urban and community forestry information for each state including human population characteristics and trends, changes in urban and community lands, tree canopy and impervious surface cover characteristics, distribution of land-cover classes, a relative comparison of urban and community forests among local government types, determination of priority areas for tree planting, and a summary of urban tree benefits. Report information can improve the understanding, management, and planning of urban and community forests. This data is reported for each state on the CD provided in the back of this book and may be accessed by state at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/data/urban.

 

  5.  RB-NRS-39.  Pulpwood production in the Northern Region, 2006.  Piva, Ronald J.  104p.  

Discusses 2006 production and receipts of pulpwood in the Northern Region. Breaks down production from four subregions: Central States, Lake States, Mid-Atlantic States, and New England States, by species group for each state and compares production with that of previous years. Production for 2006 for the Plains States by species group and product form are included.

 

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6.  RB-NRS-40.  Michigan timber industry: An assessment of timber product output and use, 2004.  Haugen, David E.; Weatherspoon, Anthony K.  91p.  

Reports forest-industry trends, production and receipts of industrial roundwood, and production of saw logs, veneer logs, excelsior/shavings, and other products for Michigan's timber industry in 2004. Also reports logging residue generated from timber harvest operations in Michigan as well as the generation and disposition of wood and bark residue generated by state's primary wood-using mills.

 

7.  RB-NRS-41.  Michigan's forests, 2004: statistics and quality assurance.  Pugh, Scott A.; Hansen, Mark H.; Brand, Gary; McRoberts, Ronald E.  113p.  

The first annual inventory of Michigan's forests was completed in 2004 after 18,916 plots were selected and 10,355 forested plots were visited. This report includes detailed information on forest inventory methods, quality of estimates, and additional tables. An earlier publication presented analyses of the inventoried data (Pugh et al. 2009).

 

Resource Update

The following publications provide an overview of forest resource attributes for the respective State based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service. These are available only online.


RN-NRS-68.  Maryland's forest resources, 2007.  Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; McWilliams, W.; Meneguzzo, D.; Barnett, C.; O’Connell, B.  5p.  

RN-NRS-69.  Maryland's forest resources, 2008.  Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B.  4p.  

RN-NRS-70.  Delaware's forest resources, 2007.  Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G.; McWilliams, W.; Meneguzo, D.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B.  5p.  

RN-NRS-71.  Delaware's forest resources, 2008.  Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B.  4p.  

RN-NRS-72.  Illinois' forest resources, 2008.  Crocker, S.J.  4p.  

RN-NRS-73.  Nebraska's forest resources, 2008.  Meneguzzo, D.M.  4p.  

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