Data Sources

A wide variety of data were compiled from numerous sources for this study including data on forest types, ownership, acreage and value of timber removals, and other characteristics of Florida forests and timberlands; data on the location, employment, and wage characteristics of forest-related industry establishments as well as exports of forest products from Florida ports; and data on the recreational use of public forestlands in Florida including visitor-days and expenditure patterns at National Forests, State Forests, and Wildlife Management areas. Data sources for each of these categories are given below
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service

Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS), Florida Forest Service (FFS)

Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR)

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau


Forest Product Network

IMPLAN regional input-output software (