Mississippi, 2011 forest inventory and analysis factsheet
This science update provides an overview of forest resources in Mississippi based on an inventory conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the Southern Research Station in cooperation with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Data estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The estimates presented in this update are for the measurement year 2011 with comparisons made to data reported in 2010. The sample plot population in Mississippi consists of 3,667 plots, collected across a period of 7 years (about 524 plots, or about 14 percent of the data per year). The estimates in 2011 consist of 3 years (about 42 percent) of data collected using the annualized sampling and estimation procedures, and 58 percent of data collected during the periodic sample conducted in 2006. Growth, removals, and mortality estimates are based solely on 3 years of data (42 percent of the total sample), or about 1,572 plots, and should be viewed with some caution.