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Annual inventory report for Pennsylvania's forests: results from the first three yearsAuthor(s): William H. McWilliams; Carol A. Alerich; Daniel A. Devlin; Andrew J. Lister; Tonya W. Lister; Stephen L. Sterner; James A. Westfall
Source: Resour. Bull. NE-159. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 95 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIn 2000, the USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA program implemented a new system for inventory and monitoring Pennsylvania?s forests. The most salient feature of the new inventory process will be a nearly threefold improvement in timeliness. This report summarizes the results for the first 3 years of annual inventory measurements. The area of forest land in Pennsylvania has remained stable since a previous inventory in 1989. The State's forests continue to mature as larger trees and an increase in inventory volume were recorded. A separate study of tree seedlings revealed a general lack of regeneration in half of stands in which regeneration should be adequate.
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CitationMcWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Devlin, Daniel A.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Sterner, Stephen L.; Westfall, James A. 2004. Annual inventory report for Pennsylvania''s forests: results from the first three years. Resour. Bull. NE-159. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 95 p.
Keywordsforest composition, forest health, sustainability, timber volume, tree regeneration
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