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Carbon in United States Forests and Wood Products, 1987-1997: State-by-State Estimates
by Richard A. Birdsey & George M. Lewis

Average storage of carbon in the United States by region, State, and forest-ecosystem component, 1987, in pounds per acre.

Southeast
Florida
106,874
30,972
64,451
10,820
632
Georgia
120,349
45,098
63,477
10,853
920
North Carolina
141,438
62,489
67,548
10,126
1,275
South Carolina
126,612
50,125
64,317
11,147
1,023
Virginia
141,915
63,350
67,904
9,369
1,293
South Central
Alabama
115,947
41,730
59,940
13,425
852
Arkansas
123,931
49,504
62,650
10,767
1,010
Kentucky
152,083
65,151
75,262
10,340
1,330
Louisiana
128,032
54,090
60,679
12,159
1,104
Mississippi
123,410
49,581
61,611
11,208
1,012
Oklahoma
93,999
16,628
63,160
13,872
339
Tennessee
130,861
56,036
63,598
10,084
1,144
Texas
110,811
34,229
63,362
12,521
699
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Connecticut
185,460
58,306
108,897
17,066
1,190
Delaware
169,145
64,567
88,284
14,977
1,318
Maine
203,133
38,927
140,154
23,257
794
Maryland
184,613
72,274
95,064
15,800
1,475
Massachusetts
191,418
55,285
116,662
18,343
1,128
New Hampshire
210,188
55,056
132,580
21,428
1,124
New Jersey
142,628
38,281
89,650
13,916
781
New York
195,511
45,400
130,526
18,659
927
Pennsylvania
198,533
59,544
118,584
19,190
1,215
Rhode Island
161,262
45,534
99,309
15,490
929
Vermont
209,309
48,329
139,268
20,725
986
West Virginia
180,375
53,849
107,408
18,020
1,099
North Central
Illinois
186,965
58,275
109,133
18,368
1,189
Indiana
187,337
58,260
110,783
17,106
1,189
Iowa
168,789
42,130
108,272
17,527
860
Michigan
180,858
45,321
115,249
19,363
925
Minnesota
171,597
35,017
116,251
19,615
715
Missouri
154,557
32,860
103,327
17,699
671
Ohio
174,170
47,422
107,718
18,062
968
Wisconsin
176,630
42,625
114,324
18,811
870
Great Plains
Kansas
126,289
33,018
79,292
13,304
674
Nebraska
126,727
38,156
74,206
13,588
779
North Dakota
134,619
28,452
90,116
15,470
581
South Dakota
153,285
42,650
79,298
30,466
870
Rocky Mountain
Arizona
137,699
38,111
68,084
30,726
778
Colorado
153,172
38,546
70,973
42,867
787
Idaho
174,305
56,899
79,680
36,565
1,161
Montana
166,680
53,546
79,034
33,008
1,093
Nevada
160,131
35,867
67,700
55,832
732
New Mexico
128,318
28,245
67,964
31,533
576
Utah
152,688
32,885
70,591
48,541
671
Wyoming
154,252
39,950
78,464
35,022
815
Pacific Coast
Alaska
173,287
35,776
87,000
49,781
730
California
179,328
52,858
87,000
38,392
1,079
Hawaii
113,815
5,681
86,985
21,032
116
Oregon
197,560
69,522
87,112
39,507
1,419
Washington
207,610
82,532
87,234
36,160
1,684
U.S. Total
153,408
45,687
84,918
21,871
932