This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Minnesota 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 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Estimates are based on field data collected during measurement years 2009-2014 with comparisons made to field data collected in 2005-2009. The 2009-2014 sample data consist of 6,226 field measured plots on forest land, with from 14 to 20 percent collected per year. Data used in this publication were accessed from the FIA database in April 2015 based on methods described in Bechtold and Patterson (2005) and O'Connell et al. (2014).
Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis. 2015. Forests of Minnesota, 2014. Resource Update FS-44. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.