The Resource Pennsylvania's forest 2004, William H. McWilliams ... [and others]

Pennsylvania's forest 2004, William H. McWilliams ... [and others]

Label
Pennsylvania's forest 2004
Title
Pennsylvania's forest 2004
Statement of responsibility
William H. McWilliams ... [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2000, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation's Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry and the Northern Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis unit implemented a new annual system for inventorying and monitoring Pennsylvania's forests. This report includes data from 2000 to 2004. Pennsylvania's forest-land base is stable, covering 16.6 million acres or 58 percent of land area. More than 660,000 acres of forest land were lost from 1989 to 2004, mostly to residential or industrial development. However, there was a 617,500-acre gain in forest land, mostly from agricultural land. Fifty-four percent of forest land is owned by families and individuals. Forest types with red maple as a dominant species have increased, while stands with sugar maple as a dominant have decreased. The distribution of forest land by stand-size class has been shifting toward large stands that now account for 6 of 10 acres. The area of forest has increased in the poor and moderate stocking classes and decreased in the full and overstocked classes. Hemlock, sugar maple, and oaks are poised to be less dominant in the future. Increases in red maple are slowing while black birch continues to increase. Sawtimber volume totals 88.9 billion board feet, an average of about 5,000 board feet per acre. Increases in sawtimber inventory have slowed over time. Currently, only half of the forest land that should have advance regeneration is adequately stocked with high-canopy species, and only one-third has adequate regeneration for commercially desirable timber species. Grass/forb and rhizomous ferns dominate understory communities, accounting for nearly one-third of the total nontree vegetative cover sampled. Several exotic diseases and insects threaten the health of Pennsylvania's forests. Exoticinvasive plants threaten native plant diversity and forest health; however, monitoring efforts are only beginning to quantify their distribution and abundance. Stressors such as drought, acidic deposition, and ground-level ozone pollution are adversely affecting the State's forests. Continued monitoring is required to gain a more complete understanding of these impacts on this valuable resource
Member of
Cataloging source
ORE
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McWilliams, William H
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
Series statement
Resource bulletin NRS
Series volume
20
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  • Forests and forestry
  • Forest ecology
Target audience
general
Label
Pennsylvania's forest 2004, William H. McWilliams ... [and others]
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS101085
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "October 2007"--Cover
  • Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 29, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17591665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
86 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet at the U.S. Forest Service NRS web site. Address as of 8/29/08: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/rb/rb%5Fnrs20.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Pennsylvania's forest 2004, William H. McWilliams ... [and others]
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS101085
Publication
Note
  • "October 2007"--Cover
  • Title from title screen (viewed Aug. 29, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17591665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
86 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet at the U.S. Forest Service NRS web site. Address as of 8/29/08: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/rb/rb%5Fnrs20.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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