Emerging Threats to Iowa's Forests, Communities, Wood Industry and Economy, 2013

(2013) Emerging Threats to Iowa's Forests, Communities, Wood Industry and Economy, 2013. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Iowa’s three million acres of forest land provide environmental benefits to all Iowans in terms of soil erosion control, air quality, and water quality. In 2013, more than 6.5 million trees died. Within those trees there were more than 125 million board feet of wood, compared to 98 million board feet of wood harvested. This level of mortality is the highest level reported from US Forest Service inventories in twenty years. This is disturbing when considering more than 18,000 Iowans are employed in the wood products and manufacturing industry, generating nearly $4 billion in annual sales, more than $900 million in annual payroll and more than $25 million to private woodland owners annually from the sale of timber.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Forests, Forestry, Trees, DNR, Woodlands
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 18245
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2014 13:54
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 13:54
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18245