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South Dakota's forest resources in 2005Author(s): Ronald J. Piva; Douglas Haugan; Gregory J. Josten; Gary J. Brand
Source: Resour. Bull. NRS-5. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 22 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionResults of the 2005 annual inventory of South Dakota show 1.7 million acres of forest land in the State. Timberland accounted for more than 90 percent of the forest land area. More than 70 percent of the timberland is publicly owned. Eighty percent (1.2 billion cubic feet) of the growing-stock volume on timberland came from ponderosa pine. All live aboveground tree biomass on timberland totaled 30.3 million dry tons. Major insect problems in South Dakota's forests were mountain pine beetle and the pine engraver beetle.
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CitationPiva, Ronald J.; Haugan, Douglas; Josten, Gregory J.; Brand, Gary J. 2007. South Dakota''s forest resources in 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-5. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 22 p.
Keywordsannual inventory, forest land, timberland, forest type, volume, biomass, forest health, South Dakota
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