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    Author(s): Humfredo Marcano-Vega; Michelle Lazaro; Sharon Stanton
    Date: 2019
    Source: In: Oswalt, S.N.; Smith, W.B.; Miles, P.D.; Pugh, S.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:
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Washington Office
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    This publication is part of a General Technical Report about the Forest Resources of the United States, 2017. It provides forest resource statistics from the U.S. affiliated jurisdictions of the insular Caribbean and Pacific, contributing to the 2020 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment. Resource data about forest area and size trends, land tenure systems, tree species composition and richness, forest volume and carbon dynamics, timber and nontimber forest products, and forest health are discussed for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Tables are available in .pdf and Excel format online at https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/ program-features/rpa/index.php. 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.

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    Marcano-Vega, Humfredo.; Lazaro, Michelle; Stanton, Sharon. 2019. U.S.-Affiliated jurisdictions of the insular Caribbean and Pacific. In: Oswalt, S.N.; Smith, W.B.; Miles, P.D.; Pugh, S.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: 23-26. https://doi.org/10.2737/WO-GTR-97.

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    Caribbean-forest inventory-Pacific-tropical forest

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