This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Alabama based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Southern Research Station in cooperation with the Alabama Forestry Commission. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The estimates presented in this update are for the measurement year 2016 and are compared to data reported in 2015. The sample plot population in Alabama consists of 5,657 plots, collected across a period of about 8 years (approximately 707 plots, or 12.5 percent of the data per year).
Hartsell, A. 2017. Forests of Alabama, 2016. Resource Update RU-FS-122. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-122.