Wood Waste Utilization Assessment for the Greater Taos, New Mexico Region
27,876 bone dry tonnes (BDT) of biomass was economically available within 50 miles of Taos, NM, at a delivered cost of between $36.25-51.25/BDT
The authors estimate that forest restoration activities generate 6 BDT of woody biomass per acre treated for pinyon-juniper forests, and an average of 8.5 BDT per acre treated for mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.
Treating 15-20,000 acres of woodlands would generate 120,000 BDT of woody biomass. There are 3,026,412 acres of woodlands in the survey area, implying a total of 18.2 Million BDT available within 50 acres of Taos, NM.
A Large and Persistent Carbon Sink in the World’s Forests
Forests in the western united states have shown considerably increased mortality related to drought stress, insects, and fires.
There was a large carbon sink increase in boreal deadwood caused by natural disturbances in Siberia and Canada.
Warmer winters in boreal regions reduce the forest sink through suppressed gross primary production, increased fires, and increased insect damage.
Aggregated by Sloane Ortel
Original publication year: 2011
Authors: Yude Pan, Richard A. Birdsey, Jingyun Fang, Richard Houghton, Pekka E. Kauppi, Werner A. Kurz, Oliver L. Phillips, Anatoly Shvidenko, Simon L. Lewis, Josep G. Canadell, Philippe Ciais, Robert B. Jackson, Stephen W. Pacala, A. David McGuire, Shilong Piao, Aapo Rautiainen, Stephen Sitch, Daniel Hayes