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Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis: Utah

Background

Distribution of inventory plots on forest land by owner class, Utah, 2003–2012. (Note: plot locations are approximate; some plots on private land were randomly swapped.)
Distribution of inventory plots on forest land by owner class, Utah, 2003–2012. (Note: plot locations are approximate; some plots on private land were randomly swapped.)
Inventory and monitoring efforts conducted by Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists present a systematic compilation of forest statistics of the state.

Utah’s forests cover nearly 18.3 million acres, or about one-third of the State’s land area. These forests encompass a wide variety of environments and forest types that are valued for their scenic beauty, wood and non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem services. There are 8,853 permanent forest inventory plots in Utah, and about one-third of these plots contain accessible forest land that will continue to be measured by field crews every 10 years. The estimates for this summary were generated from data in the FIA database (FIADB) uploaded in November, 2016 (FIA database download).

Putting Utah FIA data to work

See FIA Annual Reports and Forest Resources publications for Utah: https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/ogden/publications/utah.shtml

 

 Visit the USFS National Interior West Forest Inventory & Analysis webpage: https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/ogden/