This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in North Dakota based on an inventory conducted by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program within the Northern Research Station in cooperation with the North Dakota Forest Service. Estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. Information about the national and regional FIA program is available at http://fia.fs.fed.us. For the 2017 inventory, estimates for variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 7,598 samples (204 forested) collected from 2012–2017. Change variables such as net growth, removals, and mortality are based on 7,588 samples (196 forested) collected in 2007–2012 and 2012–2017.
Paulson, Charles S. 2018. Forests of North Dakota, 2017. Resource Update FS-149. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-149.