Special Report

States With the Most Forest

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13. Arkansas
> Land covered by forest & woodland: 53.8%
> Area covered by forest & woodland: 18.3 million acres
> Other major land cover types: Agricultural & developed vegetation (34.5%); developed & other human use (5.9%); recently disturbed or modified (2.9%)

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12. New York
> Land covered by forest & woodland: 54.2%
> Area covered by forest & woodland: 18.9 million acres
> Other major land cover types: Agricultural & developed vegetation (21.0%); open water (13.6%); developed & other human use (8.5%)

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11. Virginia
> Land covered by forest & woodland: 55.9%
> Area covered by forest & woodland: 15.3 million acres
> Other major land cover types: Agricultural & developed vegetation (20.0%); developed & other human use (9.4%); open water (7.4%)

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10. South Carolina
> Land covered by forest & woodland: 56.0%
> Area covered by forest & woodland: 11.5 million acres
> Other major land cover types: Agricultural & developed vegetation (16.4%); developed & other human use (9.4%); recently disturbed or modified (8.9%)

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9. Mississippi
> Land covered by forest & woodland: 56.0%
> Area covered by forest & woodland: 17.4 million acres
> Other major land cover types: Agricultural & developed vegetation (26.2%); recently disturbed or modified (6.8%); developed & other human use (6.4%)

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