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New U.S. Forest Service data reveals positive gains


January 20, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Washington, DC — The most recent USDA Forest Service data confirms that US forestland is roughly as abundant today…

Washington, DC — The most recent USDA Forest Service data confirms that US forestland is roughly as abundant today as it was 100 years ago. The Forest Services Resource Planning Act 2007 (RPA data) reveals both state and regional increases in forestland across the country. Among the key findings in the report are:

— There are 750 million acres of forestland in the U.S. today, about the same as in 1907.
— 11 states had increases of over 25% over the last century, and nine had increases of over 30%
— Overall, forestland in the northern U.S. has increased by almost 30%

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For more details, see (http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/program-features/rpa/default.asp


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