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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

Colorado Estimate for 1987-1997

Timberland
11,739
11,647
11,555
-18
-18
-18
Other forest land
7,665
7,486
7,307
-36
-36
-36
Reserved timberland
1,933
2,170
2,407
47
47
47
 
Douglas-fir
1,930
2,034
2,138
21
21
21
Ponderosa pine
2,369
2,487
2,604
24
24
24
Western white pine
0
0
0
0
0
0
Fir-spruce
4,432
4,349
4,267
-16
-16
-16
Hemlock-Sitka spruce
0
0
0
0
0
0
Larch
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lodgepole pine
2,219
2,216
2,213
-1
-1
-1
Redwood
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other Hardwoods
4,239
4,287
4,336
10
10
10
Other forest types
96
130
164
7
7
7
Pinyon-juniper
5,745
5,647
5,549
-20
-20
-20
Chaparral
0
0
0
0
0
0
Non-stocked
308
154
0
-31
-31
-31
Unused
0
0
0
0
0
0
Douglas-fir
127.6
133.5
139.3
1.19
1.16
1.18
Ponderosa pine
136.7
142.6
148.3
1.18
1.14
1.16
Western white pine
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Fir-spruce
374.7
369.9
364.6
-0.96
-1.06
-1.01
Hemlock-Sitka spruce
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Larch
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Lodgepole pine
139.3
142.0
144.5
0.54
0.50
0.52
Redwood
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Other Hardwoods
276.7
283.0
289.2
1.28
1.23
1.25
Other forest types
6.6
9.0
11.6
0.48
0.52
0.50
Pinyon-juniper
412.8
403.5
394.3
-1.86
-1.84
-1.85
Chaparral
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Non-stocked
14.0
7.0
0.0
-1.40
-1.39
-1.40
Unused
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Biomass
380.7
386.0
391.4
1.07
1.07
1.07
Forest floor and coarse woody debris
414.9
409.9
405.0
-1.00
-0.97
-0.99
Soils
686.9
687.2
687.4
0.05
0.05
0.05
Wood products and landfills
5.8
7.5
8.0
0.34
0.10
0.22
National Forest
726.9
734.7
741.5
1.56
1.36
1.46
Other Public
360.5
357.9
355.3
-0.52
-0.54
-0.53
Forest Industry
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Other Private
400.8
397.9
395.0
-0.59
-0.57
-0.58
Biomass
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
-0.06
-0.06
-0.06
Forest floor and coarse woody debris
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
-0.06
-0.06
-0.06
Soils
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
-0.06
-0.06
-0.06
Wood products and landfills
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00