FRA has developed new fact sheets that show the role of forestland in sequestering and storing carbon. A benefit of healthy forests is their value in storing carbon in forests and harvested wood products. Another advantage is through carbon sequestration or the process by which trees use carbon dioxide and photosynthesis to store carbon as plant biomass. The fact sheets present the status and trends in forest carbon storage and sequestration using data from the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis program. As the climate change debate continue, the fact sheets will be a useful tool to show the importance of managed forestlands to address climate change at the national, regional, and state levels. Make sure you check out the forest carbon report for your state.
Data and methods for forest carbon fact sheets is available HERE