This research is part of a continuing effort of the USDA Forest Service Forest inventory and Analysis program to routinely report on the extent of forest resources and summarize trends in their abundance and condition in each state.
This report presents a summary of the most recent Forest Inventory and Analysis data of Nevada’s forests based on field data collected between 2009 and 2018. Many of the results were compared to those from the 2004 - 2013 evaluation period. Results show Nevada’s forest land is dominated by pinyon-juniper woodlands, which have had positive net growth and volume over the evaluation period (2009-2018). Most other forest types experienced negative net growth, volume, and biomass. In addition, the report includes a case study for using the Forest Vegetation Simulator tool for projecting possible future conditions in Nevada’s pinyon-juniper woodlands.