The Definitive Resource for Forest Facts

The Society of American Foresters has published a comprehensive, peer-reviewed report on the status of America's forestland. This 68-page report outlines the latest facts and figures in easy to read graphs, charts, tables, and supporting commentary. The State of America's Forests is the most definitive, one-source compilation of credible forestry facts touting more than 50 sources and peer-review by academia, non-governmental organizations, and the USDA Forest Service.

  • On average, 11 percent of the world's forestland benefits from some type of conservation effort. In the United States, 20 percent is protected by conservation initiatives.
  • The United States ranks fourth on the list of most forest-rich countries, following the Russian Federation, Brazil, and Canada, with 8 percent of the world's primary forest.
  • In 2006, almost 8 percent of US forests-approximately 58 million acres-were at significant risk from insect and disease mortality.