This publication provides an overview of forest resources in Vermont based on inventories conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. For annual inventory years 2003-2013, the sample length was equal to 5 years. Beginning in 2014, the cycle length was changed to 7 years. For the 2016 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 1,122 plot samples (926 forested) collected from 2011-2016. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 961 samples (769 forested) collected in 2004-2010 and resampled in 2011-2015. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtoldand Patterson (2005), O'Connell et al. (2013), and Gormansonet al. (2017) for definitions and technical details.
Morin, R.S.; Domke, G.M.; Walters, B.F.; Wilmot, S. 2017. Forests of Vermont, 2016. Resource Update FS-119. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-119.