Leading states based on total forest land area in the United States in 2012
(in 1,000 acres)
Leading 10 U.S. states based on total forest land area 2012
Alaska is the largest U.S. state in terms of area and also contains some areas of the most untamed wildlife in North America. In 2012, there was around 91.8 million acres of forest area located in Alaska, more than any other U.S. state.

U.S. lumber production

The United States lumber industry has seen ups and downs over the last several years. In 2006, some 49.74 billion board feet of lumber were produced in the United States. Three years later this figure had decreased to around 30.2 billion board feet, the lowest it had been in recent years. By 2016, the production volume of lumber had recovered somewhat, reaching 41 billion board feet.

U.S. national park system

As a country with so much natural splendor, it only makes sense that there is a vast network of national parks and forests in the United States dedicated to preservation and public enjoyment. In 2018, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California was the leading unit in the national park system in terms of visitors. In addition, 58 percent of American campers intended to visit a national park in 2017.
Leading states based on total forest land area in the United States in 2012
(in 1,000 acres)
Area in thousand acres
Alaska91,817
Georgia24,352
Oregon24,116
Alabama22,800
Mississippi19,495
Michigan19,262
Arkansas18,544
Montana18,429
Washington18,081
North Carolina18,078
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Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

Data not updated from the last report by publisher.

Leading 10 U.S. states based on total forest land area 2012
Alaska is the largest U.S. state in terms of area and also contains some areas of the most untamed wildlife in North America. In 2012, there was around 91.8 million acres of forest area located in Alaska, more than any other U.S. state.

U.S. lumber production

The United States lumber industry has seen ups and downs over the last several years. In 2006, some 49.74 billion board feet of lumber were produced in the United States. Three years later this figure had decreased to around 30.2 billion board feet, the lowest it had been in recent years. By 2016, the production volume of lumber had recovered somewhat, reaching 41 billion board feet.

U.S. national park system

As a country with so much natural splendor, it only makes sense that there is a vast network of national parks and forests in the United States dedicated to preservation and public enjoyment. In 2018, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California was the leading unit in the national park system in terms of visitors. In addition, 58 percent of American campers intended to visit a national park in 2017.
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