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    Author(s): Richard H. Widmann
    Date: 2015
    Source: Resource Update FS-59. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Update (RU)
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    This resource update provides an overview of the forest resources in New York based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. (See footnote on page 4). Information about the national and regional FIA program is available online at http://fia.fs.fed.us. Since 2002, FIA has implemented an annual inventory in New York. For the 2014 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 4,779 plot samples collected from 2009-2014. Change variables such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 4,573 plots collected in 2005-2009 and remeasured 2009-2014. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005) and O'Connell et al. (2014) for definitions and technical details.

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    Widmann, Richard H. 2015. Forests of New York, 2014. Resource Update FS-59. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.

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