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Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis: Wyoming

Background

Plot status of the 5,271 Phase 2 plots in Wyoming’s annual forest inventory, 2011–2015. (Note: plot locations are approximate; some plots on private land were randomly swapped.)
Plot status of the 5,271 Phase 2 plots in Wyoming’s annual forest inventory, 2011–2015. (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.

Wyoming’s forests cover almost 10.5 million acres, approximately 17 percent of the State’s land area. These forests include multiple forest types and cover a large array of environments that are valued for their scenic beauty, wood and non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem services. There are currently 5,271 permanent forest inventory plots in Wyoming, and 858 of these plots contain accessible forest land that will continue to be measured by field crews every 10 years. Because Wyoming is five years into the 10-year annual cycle, the number of plots should roughly double by 2019. The estimates for this summary were generated from data available online in the FIA database (FIADB), uploaded in September 2016 (FIA database download).

Putting Wyoming FIA data to work

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

Open the interactive overview of forest inventory information in Wyoming in a new webpage: https://arcg.is/1f09m9

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