Forests of Missouri, 2015

An overview of forest resources in Missouri based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservationcis available at Forests of Missouri, 2015 . Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. For the 2015 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 7,821 plot samples collected from 2010 to 2015. Change variables such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 7,351 samples collected in 2005-2010 and 2010-2015. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison.

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