Forest statistics for Arkansas' Ouachita counties - 1995
Periodic surveys of forest resources are authorized by the Forest Service and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978. These surveys are a continuing, nationwide undertaking by the Regional Experiment Stations of the USDA Forest Service. In the Southern United States, these surveys are conducted by the two Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Research Work Units at the Southern Research Station, Asheville, North Carolina. The two FIA units, one located in Starkville, Mississippi and the other in Asheville, North Carolina, are responsible for inventories of 13 Southern States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The primary objective of the surveys is to periodically inventory and evaluate all forests and their related resources. These multi resource data help provide a basis for formulating forest policies and programs and for the orderly development and use of the resources. This report deals only with the extent and condition of forest land, associated timber volumes, and rates of timber growth, mortality, and removals.