Navigation Links
5-year report highlights status of Washington's forest resources
Date:6/7/2010

The first five-year report on Washington's forest resources has been published by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station and is available online at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr800.pdf. Printed copies will be available beginning this Friday, June 11.

"This report represents a major milestone for the station's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program," said Charley Peterson, manager of the station's Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program, which oversees the PNW FIA Program. "In our annual inventory of Washington State's forest lands, this is our first inventory report to cover all forests, not just timberlands, and the first that addresses a range of resources such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity, dead wood abundance, and riparian conditions."

The report, Washington's Forest Resources, 2002-2006: Five-Year Forest Inventory and Analysis Report, highlights findings from the most-recent data collected by the PNW FIA Program. Among the report's findings:

  • Washington's total land area is 43 million acres, 22 million of which are forested. Forested acreage is divided somewhat evenly between the western and eastern parts of the state along the Cascade Crest.

  • Washington's timber harvest volume has been declining since 1989. However, between 2000 and 2006, total lumber production increased. Washington will likely continue to be one of the top-three softwood lumber producing states.

  • Washington's forests are presently a net sink for carbon. Growth of trees significantly exceeds harvest and mortality overall, owing to trends on public lands and young, rapidly growing trees on private industrial lands.

"Considering the growing population in Washington and that over half of the area is forested and provides numerous valuable services and products for the state, many people should find this report informative,"
'/>"/>

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
360-753-7716
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Keystone Symposia awarded $1.37 million, 5-year NIH grant to fund ongoing diversity efforts
2. Researchers disprove 15-year-old theory about the nervous system
3. Cell Transplantation reports consistent and successful islet isolations offer diabetes hope
4. UCLA biologists report how whales have changed over 35 million years
5. New climate change reports underscore need for action
6. BIO-key(R) Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
7. IOM report recommends framework to evaluate science behind health claims for foods and drugs
8. Federal report finds early births decline in most categories
9. Scientists report first genome sequence of frog
10. Survey reports latest honey bee losses
11. Grupo Radio Centro Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in ... arrived long before any human. , Using data from ... the Antarctic continent, including the South Pole, a group ... (DRI) in Reno, Nevada, created the most accurate and ... southernmost continent. The new record, described in an article ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... team of researchers led by the University of Arizona ... The genetic information will enhance scientists, and agriculturalists, understanding ... as enable the development of new rice varieties that ... to help solve global hunger challenges. , The paper, ... ) and evidence for independent domestication," was published online ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... United States have a circulatory problem of the legs ... may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease ... turn, limb amputation. , At The University of Texas ... tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in a mouse model ... blood circulation. Their proof-of-concept study appears in the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 3Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice 2Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice 3Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice 4Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice 2
... Health have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by ... showed that low levels of Vitamin D, comparable to ... the inflammatory cascade, while levels considered adequate did inhibit ... 1, 2011, issue of The Journal of Immunology ...
... an outbreak of airborne H5N1 influenza in humans needs to ... can safely continue H5N1 research and share the results among ... mBio , the online open-access journal of the American Society ... been at the center of heated discussions in science and ...
... are frequently reminded of the complex challenges Africa faces ... the sub-Saharan region. Dealing with hunger and famine ... and needs a global effort. Overcoming these challenges in ... and requires increased efforts in research and development. ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers discover how vitamin D inhibits inflammation 2Opinion: H5N1 flu is just as dangerous as feared, now requires action 2Opinion: H5N1 flu is just as dangerous as feared, now requires action 3Cutting-edge science creating solutions for African agriculture 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 28, 2014 ... algae cultivation technologies, today announced the appointment of biotechnology ... member of the board of directors. Levine replaces Cynthia ... effective immediately. She will remain chairman of the company,s ... leadership on Sapphire Energy,s mission to deliver commercial scale ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data ... use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare ... (HPID) Workgroup has developed an issue brief titled, ... Payer?” The HPID Workgroup, a part of WEDI’s Strategic ... for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to identify common ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 “2014 Deep ... Industry” is a professional and in-depth research ... The report introduces Lubricant basic information, including ... structure and industry overview. This research covers ... market as well as global industry analysis ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... "Regenerative Medicine (Bone and Joint) Market (By Technology ... By Applications - Bone Graft Substitutes, Osteoarticular Diseases, ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, ... and joint) market was valued at USD 2.6 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sapphire Energy Announces New CEO James Levine 2Sapphire Energy Announces New CEO James Levine 3WEDI’s HPID Workgroup Announces Release of Issue Brief: “What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and Payer?” 2Lubricant Market & Adhesion Promoter Industry (Globa, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Lubricant Market & Adhesion Promoter Industry (Globa, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Lubricant Market & Adhesion Promoter Industry (Globa, China) Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 4Regenerative Medicine Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Regenerative Medicine Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Regenerative Medicine Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 4
... Calif., Oct. 27 Beckman,Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: ... and marketer,of products that simplify, automate, and ... Garrett, Beckman Coulter,s chairman,president and chief executive ... Conference on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at ...
... 27 Dr. Annie De Groot, CEO of,EpiVax, is ... about,the activation of natural regulatory T cells by IgG ... were published in the,October 8 issue of the prestigious ... Hematology., In an accompanying editorial, Rachel Caspi of ...
... Facility, NEW YORK, Oct. 27 NeoStem, Inc. ... pre-disease collection,processing and long-term storage of adult stem cells ... on a private placement financing,in the amount of $250,000. ... stem cell collection network in the New York City ...
Cached Biology Technology:Publication on 'Tregitopes' in Blood Journal of October 2008 2NeoStem Secures $250,000 in an Above Market Financing and Expands Its Relationship With New England Cryogenic Center, Inc. 2NeoStem Secures $250,000 in an Above Market Financing and Expands Its Relationship With New England Cryogenic Center, Inc. 3
Guinea Pig Complement...
Collected from 8-12 week-old New Zealand or Californian rabbits....
Enables rapid purification of double-stranded DNA fragments = 200 bp, including, for example, PCR reaction products, DNA fragments obtained in restriction enzyme digests, or double-stranded cDNA...
5 minutes from gel band to purified DNA...
Biology Products: