Federal Forest Inventory and Analysis Data for Vermont

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Vermont Monitoring Cooperative staff surveying Burlington
  • 86% of Vermont's forests are privately owned, representing 3.8 million acres
  • Sugar maple is the most common tree, but proportions have been falling since 1983
  • Over 123,000 trees inventoried between 1983 and 2011 across the state of Vermont
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

(1983-01-01 - Current) A summary of the latest USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis data for the state of Vermont. The network of randomly distributed inventory plots are designed to capture broad temporal changes in the condition of the nation’s forest resource. Spatial coverages of species distribution, extent of forest cover and biomass compliment the yearly data summaries to capture an unbiased estimated of the state of Vermont's forests.

Modeled importance - the % of the total basal area in the stand occupied by sugar maple at each location

Modeled importance - the % of the total basal area in the stand occupied by sugar maple at each location (From Northeastern Forest Inventory and Analysis, at http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/fia/gis/specdist/display.php. Accessed Online 10/10/2013.)

Depiction of the composition of species in different biophysical regions of Vermont

Depiction of the composition of species in different biophysical regions of Vermont (From Wharton et al. 2003. Forests of the Green Mountain State. Northeastern Research Station Resource Bulletin NE-158.)

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