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    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Louisiana based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Southern Research Station. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The estimates presented in this update are for the measurement year 2014 with comparisons made to data reported in 2005. The sample plot population in Louisiana consists of 5,581 plots (2,733 forested plots), collected across a period of 7 years (about 797 total plots, or about 14-15 percent of the data per year). The estimates in 2008 consist of 1 year (100 percent) of data collected in 2005 using the annualized sampling and estimation procedures followed by re-collection and re-processing of 239 plots with data collection inconsistencies in 2008. Growth, removals, and mortality (GRM) estimates are based solely on 6 years of data (82 percent of the total sample), or about 2,231 forested plots, and should be viewed accordingly. The data used in this publication were accessed from the FIA Database on March 30, 2016.

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    Oswalt, S.N. 2017. Forests of Louisiana, 2014. Resource Update FS–117. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p.


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