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.

Data sources

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
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

Upstream Embodied Carbon Factors for Logs from Northwest USA, 2002-2017