USDA Forest Service

Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program


Forest Inventory & Analysis
National Office
U.S. Forest Service
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Area of Forest Land, 2002


This map shows the spatial distribution of the nation’s forest land in 2002
by county. Nationwide, there are 749 million acres of forest land.

Use this map only to identify broad spatial trends. At the time of
assessment, data were not available for interior Alaska, the Pacific Basin, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and a small number of counties in the lower 48 states.



USDA Forest Service, 2002 RPA data, available at:


USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis.


USDA Forest Service, 2002 RPA data and the National Atlas of the United States.


Forest land is defined as land at least 10 percent stocked by forest trees of any size, or formerly having such tree cover, and not currently developed for non-forest uses, with a minimum area classification of 1 acre.


Map 577 kb PDF

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USDA Forest Service
Last Modified: October 18, 2007

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