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    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in South Carolina. Information for this factsheet was updated by means of the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) annualized sample design. Each year 20 percent of the sample plots (one panel) in South Carolina are measured by field crews, the data compiled, and new estimates produced. After 5 years of measurements, the full sample (a cycle) is complete and a new survey cycle begins. The most reliable trend information (especially that concerning magnitude of change) comes from comparing two full cycles of data. Estimates presented here are for the measurement year 2014, with comparisons made to 2011. Generally speaking, for the 2014 inventory, estimates for variables such as area and volume are based on 3,580 plots measured between January 2010 and December 2014. Growth, removals, and mortality estimates for the 2014 inventory are based on plots measured between 2004 and 2009, and remeasured between 2010 and 2014

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    Rose, Anita K. 2015. Forests of South Carolina, 2014. Resource Update FS-53. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p.

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