Part 1—Understand How Forests Are Studied and Modeled

Read how forests are studied, how forestry scientists monitor growth and change, and how modeling can help predict future conditions in forest ecosystems.

Part 2—Download Tools and Data

Download and install the isee systems PLAYER, download and unzip a biomass accumulation model, and download two Excel data files, one with state carbon summaries, and one to serve as a template for comparing carbon scenarios.

Part 3—Explore Carbon in New Hampshire's Forests

Use Excel to calculate Carbon storage in forests.

Part 4—Model Carbon Data and Compare

Using data for New Hampshire forest types, run the biomass accumulation model and compare the model output to the forest inventory and analysis data for New Hampshire.

Part 5—Explore Carbon in Your Own State's Forests

Using data for your own state's forest types, run the biomass accumulation model and compare the model output to the forest inventory and analysis data for your state.

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