Forest Service debuts state-by-state statistics on carbon

Forest Service debuts state-by-state statistics on carbon

April 29, 2020
EurekAlert!

For the first time, a new publication by the USDA Forest Service delivers an overview of the status and trends of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, hardwood products, and urban trees nationally for 49 U.S. states.

"This year, we are delivering a report that is 49 times more useful than it was a year ago," said Grant Domke, a research forester with Forest Inventory and Analysis in the Forest Service's Northern Research Station. "From forest managers to policy makers, data on the role of forests in the carbon cycle is critical to decisions that will shape the future of the Nation's forests."

"The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program has served states for 90 years by producing reliable statistics on forest trends," said Tony Ferguson, Director of two Forest Service research organizations, the Northern Research Station and the Forest Products Laboratory. "This year marks another evolution in our service to states as we expand the availability of data on forests and carbon storage."

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