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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

Area of forest land in the United States by region, State, and forest land class, 1987, in thousands of acres.

Southeast
Florida
16,721
14,983
493
1,245
Georgia
24,187
23,660
509
18
North Carolina
19,281
18,749
489
43
South Carolina
12,257
12,179
78
0
Virginia
16,108
15,570
476
62
South Central
Alabama
21,725
21,659
66
0
Arkansas
16,987
16,673
91
223
Kentucky
12,256
11,908
267
81
Louisiana
13,883
13,873
10
0
Mississippi
16,694
16,673
9
12
Oklahoma
7,283
6,087
11
1,185
Tennessee
13,258
12,839
395
24
Texas
20,505
12,414
780
7,311
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Connecticut
1,815
1,776
23
16
Delaware
398
388
3
7
Maine
17,713
17,175
276
262
Maryland
2,632
2,461
153
18
Massachusetts
3,097
3,010
0
87
New Hampshire
5,021
4,803
70
148
New Jersey
1,985
1,914
41
30
New York
18,776
15,799
2,739
238
Pennsylvania
16,997
15,918
708
371
Rhode Island
399
368
8
22
Vermont
4,509
4,424
39
46
West Virginia
11,942
11,799
116
27
North Central        
Illinois
4,266
4,030
236
0
Indiana
4,439
4,296
143
0
Iowa
1,562
1,459
76
27
Michigan
18,221
17,364
623
234
Minnesota
16,583
13,571
1,178
1,834
Missouri
12,523
11,996
224
303
Ohio
7,309
7,141
119
49
Wisconsin
15,319
14,727
261
331
Great Plains
Kansas
1,358
1,207
23
128
Nebraska
722
536
23
163
North Dakota
460
337
0
123
South Dakota
1,689
1,447
23
220
Rocky Mountain
Arizona
19,384
3,789
2,066
13,529
Colorado
21,338
11,739
1,933
7,665
Idaho
21,818
14,533
3,790
3,495
Montana
21,909
14,736
2,795
4,379
Nevada
8,928
221
294
8,413
New Mexico
15,826
5,180
1,233
9,413
Utah
16,234
3,078
990
12,165
Wyoming
9,966
4,332
3,253
2,381
Pacific Coast
Alaska
129,045
15,763
8,042
105,240
California
39,381
16,712
4,903
17,766
Hawaii
1,749
700
196
853
Oregon
28,773
22,801
1,923
4,049
Washington
22,521
17,514
3,297
1,710
U.S. Total
737,749
486,310
45,495
205,944