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Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program


Forest Inventory & Analysis
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Area of Timberland, 2002


This map shows the spatial distribution of the nation’s timberland in 2002
by county. Nationwide, 504 million acres or two-thirds of all forest land is classed as timberland.

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.


Timberland is defined as forest land capable of producing in excess of 20 cubic feet per acre per year and not legally withdrawn from timber production, with a minimum area classification of 1 acre.


Map 577 kb PDF

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Last Modified: August 1, 2015

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