Forest Statistics of the United States

A supporting technical document to the 1989 RPA Assessment

This document presents tables of data describing the area of forestland, volume of wood, removals, and timber product outputs. Historic trends since 1952 are presented in selected tables. The data were derived from information collected in periodic surveys of the forest resources in each state and Forest Service region. Nine National Forest System regions and 6 Forest and Range Experiment Stations provided inventory data for the RPA Assessment. Surveys are conducted on non-National Forest System land by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Research units at the Forest and Range Experiment Stations.

The information for National Forests in the seven western regions came from surveys conducted as past of the forest planning process by the regional timber management staffs. The information for eastern National Forests came from surveys conducted by FIA units.

Waddell, Karen L.; Daniel D. Oswald, and Douglas S. Powell. 1989. Forest Statistics of the United States. Resource Bulletin PNW-RB-168. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 106 p.