U.S. forest facts and historical trends

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Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
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Sinceabout million acres of for-est land have been converted to other uses—mainly agricultural. Nearly two-thirds of the net conversion. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: U.S.

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U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends 3 United States as a percent of world totals for selected measures Timber used for industrial products 27% Timber inventory 8% Woody biomass 6% Protected forest * 9% Forest land 8% Land area 7% Population 5% *Based on data from the Conservation Biology Institute.

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