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Chapter 2: Current and Historical Trends in Use, Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands-English Unit Data
by Richard A. Birdsey & George M. Lewis

Table 9a. Area of forest land of the United States by region and ownership class 1987-19971.

 
  National Forest
2.5
2.5
0.0
  Other public
11.8
12.4
0.6
  Forest industry
12.7
11.2
-1.5
  Other private
58.3
59.4
1.1
  National Forest
8.5
9.1
0.6
  Other public
16.3
17.2
0.9
  Forest industry
4.4
3.8
-0.6
  Other private
51.0
54.8
3.8
  National Forest
5.3
5.5
0.2
  Other public
6.6
7.4
0.8
  Forest industry
16.6
14.5
-2.1
  Other private
60.1
61.3
1.2
  National Forest
7.4
6.9
-0.5
  Other public
5.1
5.8
0.7
  Forest industry
21.5
22.5
1.1
  Other private
88.6
90.2
1.6
  National Forest
1.0
1.2
0.2
  Other public
0.3
0.3
0.1
  Forest industry
0.0
0.0
0.0
  Other private
2.9
3.2
0.3
  National Forest
67.4
71.5
4.0
  Other public
40.8
31.9
-8.9
  Forest industry
3.0
2.9
0.0
  Other private
24.2
32.1
7.9
  National Forest
38.3
39.1
0.8
  Other public
13.5
13.7
0.2
  Forest industry
13.2
12.7
-0.5
  Other private
25.6
24.6
-1.0
  National Forest
11.2
11.3
0.1
  Other public
61.9
38.2
-23.7
  Forest industry
0.0
2.4
2.4
  Other private
55.9
75.5
19.6
  National Forest
0.0
0.0
0.0
  Other public
0.4
0.6
0.2
  Forest industry
0.0
0.0
0.0
  Other private
1.3
1.2
-0.2
  National Forest
141.6
147.0
5.3
  Other public
156.8
127.5
-29.2
  Forest industry
71.4
70.1
-1.3
  Other private
368.0
402.4
34.4
1 From Smith et al. 2001 and other public records.


Users of these tables are kindly requested to cite their source:
Birdsey, Richard A.; Lewis, George M. 2002. Current and Historical Trends in Use,
Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands. IN: Kimble, John et al. (eds.),
The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect.
Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. XXX p.