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Wyoming’s forest resources, 2011-2015

Publications Posted on: October 19, 2018
This report summarizes the most recent inventory of Wyoming’s forests based on field data collected between 2011 and 2015. The report includes descriptive highlights and tables of area, numbers of trees, biomass, carbon, volume, growth, mortality, and removals. Most sections and tables are organized by forest type or forest-type group, species group, diameter class, or owner group.

Comprehensive inventory of Utah's forest resources, 1993

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This report presents the results of an inventory of Utah's forest lands, completed in 1995. It is the first of its kind for the Interior West States in that it includes all forested lands, regardless of ownership or administrative status. It also includes information on a multitude of forest ecosystem attributes.

Arizona's Forest Resources, 1999

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This report presents a summary of the most recent inventory information for Arizona's forest lands. Much of the data are from the inventory completed in 1999 that included National Forest System lands and reserved lands. This report includes tables and highlights of area, number of trees, biomass, volume, growth, mortality, successional stage, understory vegetation, removals, and net change.

New Mexico's Forest Resources, 2000

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This report presents a summary of the most recent inventory information for New Mexico's forest lands. Most of the data are from the inventory completed in 2000 that included National Forest System lands and reserved lands. This report includes descriptive highlights and tables of area, number of trees, biomass, volume, growth, mortality, successional stage, understory vegetation, removals, and net change.

A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This assessment characterizes, at a regional scale, forest biomass that can potentially be removed to implement the fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. The assessment area covers forests on both public and private ownerships in the region and describes all standing tree volume including stems, limbs, and tops.

Carbon Monitoring System (CMS)

Projects Posted on: June 22, 2018
A historically consistent and broadly applicable monitoring, reporting, and verification system based on lidar sampling and Landsat time-series (tested in the US, and applied to the US NGHGI reporting system).

Arizona’s forest resources, 2001-2014

Publications Posted on: June 06, 2018
This report presents a summary of the most recent inventory of Arizona’s forests based on field data collected between 2001 and 2014. The report includes descriptive highlights and tables of forest and timberland area, numbers of trees, biomass, volume, growth, mortality, and removals. Most sections and tables are organized by forest type or forest-type group, species group, diameter class, or owner group.

New geospatial approaches for efficiently mapping forest biomass logistics at high resolution over large areas

Publications Posted on: May 10, 2018
Adequate biomass feedstock supply is an important factor in evaluating the financial feasibility of alternative site locations for bioenergy facilities and for maintaining profitability once a facility is built.

Burgeoning biomass: Creating efficient and sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the Rockies

Pages Posted on: April 11, 2018
Woody biomass could be used to generate energy in the western U.S. if the utilization process is both economically feasible and ecologically sustainable. The purpose of the RMRS-led Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) is to develop technologies, approaches, and new science that will help to make this possible. This issue of the Bulletin is focused on research addressing challenges of the biomass supply chain, from the time that a forest treatment is initiated to the time that the biomass residue reaches an end user (a later issue will address the technology of biomass conversion after the material is delivered). A major roadblock to effective biomass utilization is the high handling costs and low market value of woody biomass. As part of this project, new technologies are being developed to enhance biomass resources assessment, improve supply chain logistics, and reduce handling costs through equipment modification and more efficiently managing operations in forest treatment areas. and quickly assessing forest biomass supplies, new and innovative tools are now available.

Burgeoning biomass: Creating efficient and sustainable forest bioenergy technologies in the Rockies, part II

Pages Posted on: April 03, 2018
Woody biomass could be used to generate renewable bioenergy and bioproducts in the western U.S. and has the potential to offer environmental and societal benefits. The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Research Station-led Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) project is to research and develop technologies, approaches, and new science that will help to make this possible. Part one of this series (September/October 2014) addressed the economic and environmental challenges of the biomass supply chain, from the site of harvest to the bioenergy facility— from "cradle to gate." This issue of the Bulletin is focused on the supply chain from the conversion facility to end use, covering material processing, conversion, end use, and disposal—from "gate to grave." Research findings have the potential to facilitate biomass utilization as a feasible renewable energy option to offset fossil fuels, reduce our long-term carbon emissions, and address many significant forest management challenges.

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