Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Forest Inventory, Analysis Underway

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Forest Inventory, Analysis Underway

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A forest inventory and analysis crew from Oklahoma Forestry Services is conducting a woodlands inventory in seven counties.

The survey includes Blaine, Canadian, Grant, Kingfisher, Major, Oklahoma and Woodward counties.

Foresters are gathering information about the amount of land under forest cover, the type of forests and tree species that are present, tree size, invasive species and forest health issues.

"Healthy forests and woodlands provide Oklahoma with many valuable goods and services," said State Forester George Geissler. "We are collecting information about our forests in all 77 counties, which will improve our planning and management strategies and ensure our citizens receive the greatest benefit possible."

The analysis is conducted on randomly located plots across private, industrial and public lands and includes both forested and non-forested areas. …

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