Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 2006)

    Developing a Geographical Information System Database and Spatial Analysis for a Forest Biomass Resource Assessment

    (Received 8 October 2004; accepted 16 September 2005)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This study was done to determine the volume, type, and distribution of forest biomass generated in Larimer County, Colorado. The data were compiled within ArcGISTm, a Geographical Information System (GIS) program to graphically display where they exist. Presenting the data using a GIS format created a clear visual representation of wood supply distribution for Larimer County. The GIS database was developed from many sources, including data provided by the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service, and data from IRS tax records (Agricultural tax credit records). The database summarizes forest biomass generation in terms of harvested acres, volumes, and product type removed. Products were typically in the form of fuelwood, chips, posts, and small saw logs. Data were converted into a format compatible with ArcGISTM, thus contained in one easily understood database.


    Author Information:

    Hughes, EM
    Research Scientist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    Mackes, KH
    Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


    Stock #: JTE12737

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12737

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    Title Developing a Geographical Information System Database and Spatial Analysis for a Forest Biomass Resource Assessment
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    Committee E49