Forests of U.S.Virgin Islands, 2014


This resource update provides a short overview of the status of forest resources in the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas) based on the third forest inventory funded and conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the Southern Research Station and by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Data estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design for the measurement year 2014 with comparisons made to data collected in 2009 and 2004. The sample plot population presented here for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) consists of 106 plots (54 plots for St. Croix, 23 plots for St. John, and 29 plots for St. Thomas), collected across a period of 1 year. The data used in this publication were accessed from the FIA Database at on May 2017.

  • Citation: Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Williamson, Joe R. 2017. Forests of U.S. Virgin Islands, 2014. Resource Update FS–144. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p.

Requesting Print Publications

Publication requests are subject to availability. Fiscal responsibility limits the hardcopies of publications we produce and distribute. Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, distributed and printed.

Please make any requests at

Publication Notes

  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
  • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.