Forest Service debuts state-by-state statistics on carbon

By / USDA FOREST SERVICE – NORTHERN RESEARCH STATION

Madison, WI, April 28, 2020 – For the first time, a new publication by the USDA Forest Service delivers an overview of the status and trends of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, hardwood products, and urban trees nationally for 49 U.S. states.

“This year, we are delivering a report that is 49 times more useful than it was a year ago,” said Grant Domke, a research forester with Forest Inventory and Analysis in the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. “From forest managers to policy makers, data on the role of forests in the carbon cycle is critical to decisions that will shape the future of the Nation’s forests.”

Titled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals from Forest Land, Woodlands, and Urban Trees in the United States, 1990-2018,” the resource update is available online through the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station at: https://doi.org/10.2737/FS-RU-227.

The estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals were developed by Forest Service scientists as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Greenhouse Gas Report, which was released on April 13.

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