Mapping the Northwest’s working forests
Charting timelines of timber output and carbon sequestration for every county in the Northwest US
There is often a relationship between how much timber is being produced and how much carbon stocks in a forest grow or decline. There is also a huge amount of variability that exists among landowners and between the states. Having stock change and timber output data gathered in the same place helps us understand these trends, particularly if we want to encourage more climate-smart forestry.
Use the map below to explore and compare the carbon stocking and timber output of owner types and regions across the Pacific Northwest. For more information, check out our publication, Exploring the landscape of embodied carbon.
Oregon Timber Harvest Data, 1962-2019
Oregon Department of Forestry
Washington State Timber Harvest Reports
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Mapping PNW forest biomass utilizing FIA data
Oregon State University Environmental Monitoring, Analysis and Process Recognition Lab
Distribution of forest ownerships across the conterminous United States, 2017
USDA Forest Service
Protected Areas Database of the United States
US Geological Service
Harvest by County Tool
The Montana Bureau of Business and Economics