The Arkansas forest lands have long been and will continue to be an important contributor to the state's economy. Today, Arkansas forests cover 52 percent of the land area (Hines and Vissage, 1988). These forests are classified by physiographic characteristics into four timber regions. The timber removed from forested lands provides direct and indirect employment for approximately 40,000 people within the Arkansas manufacturing sector (Kluender and Willett, 1989). This paper describes county and region level information, identifies standing timber volumes, net annual timber growth, net annual timber removals, and associated dollar values. Timber stand data are used to determine areas suitable for new facilities or expanding existing wood-based manufacturing facilities. This study also identifies opportunities within each region for wood-based manufacturing growth.
Williams, Richard A. and Kluender, Richard A.
"Assessment of Timber Resource Values in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 46
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol46/iss1/17