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    Author(s): Sonja N. Oswalt; W. Brad Smith; Patrick D. MilesScott A. Pugh
    Date: 2019
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-97. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Titles contained within Forest Resources of the United States, 2017: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2020 RPA Assessment

    Description

    This publication provides forest resource statistics contributing to the 2020 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment to provide current information on the Nation's forests. Resource tables present estimates of forest area, volume, mortality, growth, removals, and timber-product output in various ways within the context of changes since 1953. Additional analyses look at the resource from an ecological, health, and productivity perspective. Tables are available in .pdf and Excel format online at https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/program-features/rpa/. Users may also query Forest Inventory and Analysis data using the online EVALIDator tool, selecting the radio button labeled "Use RPA definition of forestland" on the second page of the query tool, available online at https://apps.fs.usda.gov/Evalidator/evalidator.jsp.  2017 RPA Data Tables (Excel format, 1.5 MB).

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    Oswalt, Sonja N.; Smith, W. Brad; Miles, Patrick D.; Pugh, Scott A., coords. 2019. Forest Resources of the United States, 2017: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2020 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-97. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 223 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-97

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    Resources Planning Act (RPA), assessment, inventory, forest statistics, area, volume, productivity

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