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

Table 9b. Area of forest land of the United States by forest class and ownership class, 1987 and 19971.

    National Forest
34.7
39.0
4.3
    Other public
19.7
20.0
0.4
    Forest industry
28.6
27.1
-1.5
    Other private
113.8
117.7
3.9
    National Forest
9.2
11.1
1.9
    Other public
8.7
9.4
0.7
    Forest industry
0.0
0.0
0.0
    Other private
0.5
0.3
-0.2
    National Forest
12.7
9.2
-3.5
    Other public
42.9
22.2
-20.7
    Forest industry
0.3
1.3
1.0
    Other private
27.4
44.9
17.5
    National Forest
56.6
59.3
2.7
    Other public
71.3
51.7
-19.6
    Forest industry
28.9
28.4
-0.5
    Other private
141.8
162.9
21.2
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.