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    Author(s): Richard A. Birdsey
    Date: 1992
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-59. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 51p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Historically, assessments of the forest resource situation have focused on timber supply, and the data used to support the assessments came from traditional forest inventories designed to provide reliable estimates of timber volume, growth, removals, and mortality (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 1982). The most recent assessment included data and analysis of forest resources other than timber, including wildlife, range, water, recreation, and other resources associated with the Nation's forest lands (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 1989). Future forest resource assessments will include expanded analyses of environmental issues such as the effects of acid deposition on forest health, the prospective effects of global warming on forests, and the impacts of prospective strategies to mitigate or adapt to changing environmental conditions.

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    Birdsey, Richard A. 1992. Carbon storage and accumulation in United States forest ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-59. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 51p.


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