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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, 1997, in pounds per acre.

Southeast
Florida
111,748
33,428
65,533
12,105
682
Georgia
124,780
47,255
64,214
12,346
964
North Carolina
144,691
64,529
68,476
10,369
1,317
South Carolina
122,591
46,992
62,500
12,140
959
Virginia
148,533
67,823
69,770
9,557
1,384
South Central
Alabama
120,959
45,118
61,172
13,748
921
Arkansas
125,717
51,389
61,850
11,429
1,049
Kentucky
151,825
68,879
72,102
9,438
1,406
Louisiana
133,301
55,945
64,086
12,127
1,142
Mississippi
124,378
47,846
61,820
13,736
976
Oklahoma
98,408
24,922
60,814
12,163
509
Tennessee
137,879
63,976
62,993
9,604
1,306
Texas
114,297
36,153
64,957
12,449
738
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Connecticut
187,546
58,718
109,550
18,080
1,198
Delaware
168,581
71,425
80,544
15,153
1,458
Maine
199,397
38,352
138,019
22,244
783
Maryland
186,838
74,237
94,785
16,301
1,515
Massachusetts
193,187
58,213
115,102
18,683
1,188
New Hampshire
224,535
66,952
134,969
21,248
1,366
New Jersey
157,734
50,424
91,053
15,228
1,029
New York
202,824
50,077
133,043
18,682
1,022
Pennsylvania
201,290
60,363
120,761
18,934
1,232
Rhode Island
159,437
44,804
97,298
16,421
914
Vermont
227,104
67,267
137,458
21,006
1,373
West Virginia
194,114
68,568
106,442
17,705
1,399
North Central
Illinois
186,564
57,892
109,082
18,409
1,181
Indiana
203,714
76,014
109,030
17,119
1,551
Iowa
143,618
42,575
82,207
17,967
869
Michigan
185,832
54,745
110,533
19,437
1,117
Minnesota
171,600
36,439
114,935
19,482
744
Missouri
146,439
33,320
94,908
17,531
680
Ohio
181,639
59,575
102,391
18,458
1,216
Wisconsin
175,875
46,185
110,992
17,755
943
Great Plains
Kansas
142,937
39,757
88,631
13,737
811
Nebraska
127,053
42,401
69,933
13,854
865
North Dakota
131,224
29,829
82,581
18,205
609
South Dakota
150,160
36,891
82,817
29,699
753
Rocky Mountain
Arizona
137,274
37,354
68,966
30,192
762
Colorado
153,791
39,752
71,247
41,982
811
Idaho
175,622
60,089
78,724
35,582
1,226
Montana
164,911
52,614
75,515
35,708
1,074
Nevada
155,243
36,107
62,327
56,072
737
New Mexico
127,899
26,467
69,472
31,420
540
Utah
154,896
34,330
72,203
47,662
701
Wyoming
148,134
40,090
73,105
34,121
818
Pacific Coast
Alaska
173,978
36,006
87,850
49,388
735
California
184,771
56,840
88,403
38,367
1,160
Hawaii
113,809
5,680
86,964
21,050
116
Oregon
196,230
71,964
84,976
37,822
1,469
Washington
208,688
81,430
88,916
36,681
1,662
U.S. Total
155,452
48,528
83,885
22,049
990