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Title: Carbon stocks on forestland of the United States, with emphasis on USDA Forest Service ownership

Author: Heath, Linda S.; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Azuma, David L.; Waddell, Karen L.

Date: 2011

Source: Ecosphere. 2(1): article 6. 21 p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) manages one-fifth of the area of forestland in the United States. The Forest Service Roadmap for responding to climate change identified assessing and managing carbon stocks and change as a major element of its plan. This study presents methods and results of estimating current forest carbon stocks and change in the United States for public and private owners, consistent with the official 2010 U.S. greenhouse gas inventory, but with improved data sources for three states. Results are presented by National Forest System region, a major organizational management unit within the Forest Service, and by individual national forest.

Keywords: carbon density, carbon in HWP, forest carbon accounting, Forest Inventory and Analysis, greenhouse gas inventory, National Forest System, uncertainty analysis

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Heath, Linda S.; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Azuma, David L.; Waddell, Karen L. 2011. Carbon stocks on forestland of the United States, with emphasis on USDA Forest Service ownership. Ecosphere. 2(1): article 6.

 


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