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    This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in Kansas based on inventories conducted by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Northern Research Station. For annual inventory years 2001–2013, the cycle length was equal to 5 years. Beginning in 2014, the cycle length was changed to 7 years. For the 2017 inventory, estimates for current variables such as area, volume, and biomass are based on 8,715 field plot samples (593 forested) collected from 2011–2017. Change variables, such as net growth, removals, and mortality, are based on 8,661(554 forested) samples collected in 2006–2011 and resampled in 2011–2017. Estimates from earlier annual and periodic inventories are shown for comparison. See Bechtold and Patterson (2005), O'Connell et al. (2014), and Gormanson et al. (2017) for definitions and technical details. Sampling errors and error bars shown in tables and figures in this report represent 68 percent confidence intervals. A complete set of inventory tables is available at

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    Meneguzzo, Dacia M. 2018. Forests of Kansas, 2017. Resource Update FS-172. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.


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