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Where’s the Biomass? A New Approach for Quantifying Biomass and Carbon in the Western United States

Documents and Media Posted on: October 13, 2020
A brand-new Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) developed by RMRS researchers promises to be a valuable resource to support the U.S. Forest Service’s Shared Stewardship Initiative’s goals and policy makers calculating carbon budgets. Document Type: Other Documents

Synergies between the new bioeconomy and fuel treatment for forest restoration

Events Posted on: October 06, 2020
In this webinar, RMRS research forester Nate Anderson will discuss integration of the bioeconomy and fuel treatments, including market and nonmarket values of fuel treatment and bioenergy production.  This webinar is part of our Science You Can Use series of land-management focused webinars. The sessions are half presentation, half discussion and Q&A.

Where’s the biomass? A new approach for quantifying biomass and carbon in the western United States

Events Posted on: October 06, 2020
In this webinar, RMRS research forester Andy Hudak will discuss the Carbon Monitoring System, which draws upon the power of computer modeling, LiDAR, field data, and aerial photography to map forest and woodland biomass.

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography

Publications Posted on: July 02, 2020
Obtaining accurate and widespread measurements of the vertical structure of the Earth’s forests has been a long-sought goal for the ecological community. Such observations are critical for accurately assessing the existing biomass of forests, and how changes in this biomass caused by human activities or variations in climate may impact atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
This assessment characterizes, at a regional scale, forest biomass that can potentially be removed to implement the fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. The assessment area covers forests on both public and private ownerships in the region and describes all standing tree volume including stems, limbs, and tops.

Missouri's forest resources in 2002.

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Results of the 2002 annual inventory of Missouri''s forest resources show an estimated 14.5 million acres of forest land. The oak-hickory type is the predominant forest type on the landscape, making up over 70 percent of all forested land. Pinyon-juniper (primarily eastern redcedar) is the primary softwood component by acreage, although shortleaf pine makes up the majority of the volume.

Indiana's forest resources in 2002.

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Results of the 2002 annual inventory of Indiana show 4.5 million acres of forest land. The oak-hickory type is the largest forest type on the landscape, making up over 46.5 percent of all forested land. Softwoods (or "conifers") comprise approximately 2.5 percent of Indiana''s forested acreage.

Weight and volume equations and tables for red maple in the Lake States.

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Weight and volume information based on regional sampling are provided for red maple in the Lake States. Both green weight and dry weight values are presented for biomass. Volume equations predict total stem volume, volume to 8-inch top, and volume to 4-inch top, inside and outside bark.

Missouri's forest resources in 2001.

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Results of the 2001 fifth annual inventory of Missouri?s forest resources show an estimated 14.7 million acres of forest land in the State. The oak hickory type is the predominant forest type on the landscape, making up over 70 percent of all forested land. Between 1989 and 1999-2001, the net volume of all live trees on timberland increased by 29 percent, from 13.8 billion cubic feet to 17.8 billion cubic feet.

Distribution of Biomass and Production for Several Northern Woody Species

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Relative distributions of biomass and net primary production among plant components are reported for three tree species and four shrub species common to the northern deciduous forest.

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