Recent Area Changes in Southern Forest Ownerships and Cover Types [report]

Ralph J. Alig, Herbert A. Knight, Richard A. Birdsey
1986 unpublished
Forest area data were examined from the most recent surveys o f the 1 2 Southern States by the Forest Inventory and Analysis units o f the USDA Forest Service. From 1977 to 1985, forest industry acreage in the South has continued to increase, miscellaneous private acreage has increased at a slower rate, and farm forest acreage has continued to drop sharply. During the same period, the largest area changes among cover types have oceurred in pine types. Area in natural pine has decreased 1 8
more » ... nt, and planted pine area has increased by 41 percent.
doi:10.2737/se-rp-260 fatcat:7ps5jgw6greftf7nxkvjqqrhrq