Mapping the Northwest’s working forests

David Diaz

David Diaz

Director Of Forestry Technology & Analytics

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 Department of Forestry

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Oregon State University Environmental Monitoring, Analysis and Process Recognition Lab

The Montana Bureau of Business and Economics

Links

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Publication

A new look at the relationship between forest land ownership, timber production, and climate in the Pacific Northwest.

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Blog

Connecting the dots between carbon recapture in forests and the benefit to green builders who invest in climate-smart wood products.

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Project

Actionable data to facilitate market connections for climate-smart wood producers

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