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Forests of West Virginia, 2013Author(s): Richard H. Widmann
Source: Resource Update FS-22. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Resource Update (RU)
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DescriptionThis publication provides an overview of the forest resources in West Virginia based upon inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. Information about the FIA program is available online at http://fia.fs.fed.us. Since 2004, FIA has implemented an annual inventory in West Virginia. For the 2013 inventory, estimates for current variables, such as forest area, volume, and biomass, are based on 2,370 plots (both forested and nonforest) inventoried from 2009-2013. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 2,096 plots collected in 2004-2008 and resampled in 2009-2013. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005) and O’Connell et al. (2013) for definitions and technical details.
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CitationWidmann, Richard H. 2014. Forests of West Virginia, 2013. Resource Update FS-22. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
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