State Forest Costs

State Forest Costs and Returns (Thousands of Dollars)
Data from
National Association of State Foresters*
States shown in red have costs above 100% of returns. States shown in blue have costs below the national average of 34% of returns.
 

State

1994 Cost

1994 Return

1996 Cost

1996 Return

Average
Pct Cost

Trust
Land?

Alabama

920.0

7003.0

4536.0

1029.0

68%

 

Alaska

3257.0

523.0

4985.0

1266.5

461%

 

Arizona

47.0

145.0

   

32%

Yes

Arkansas

 

1278.0

317.0

729.0

16%

 

California

2252.0

10868.8

   

21%

 

Colorado

162.9

727.8

182.1

748.7

23%

Yes

Connecticut

514.5

570.0

373.9

985.0

57%

 

Delaware

100.0

76.0

245.8

452.5

65%

 

Florida

 

7256.8

5800.0

6029.7

44%

 

Georgia

300.0

7302.0

335.0

3401.0

6%

 

Guam

96.5

 

124.5

 

N/A

 

Hawaii

1316.0

12.0

   

10967%

 

Idaho

5615.1

38678.7

6867.0

70824.8

11%

Yes

Illinois

50.0

665.0

50.0

865.0

7%

 

Indiana

 

5236.2

4911.4

2411.4

64%

 

Iowa

828.9

828.0

863.0

767.0

106%

 

Kansas

 

428.8

 

489.5

N/A

 

Kentucky

92.6

1178.0

49.5

1091.9

6%

 

Louisiana

200.0

2042.0

200.0

2327.0

9%

 

Maine

 

28.0

   

N/A

 

Maryland

10.0

908.3

8.9

994.8

1%

 

Massachusetts

500.0

332.0

600.0

300.0

174%

 

Michigan

9711.0

9706.0

13284.4

18184.1

82%

 

Minnesota

8641.0

8661.2

7640.0

11191.0

82%

 

Mississippi

2931.7

5359.3

6954.4

2627.0

124%

 

Missouri

3200.0

1044.0

4000.0

1731.0

259%

 

Montana

2826.0

4216.0

3235.1

5444.2

63%

Yes

Nebraska

0.4

 

5.9

 

N/A

Yes

Nevada

 

324.0

 

324.0

N/A

 

New Hampshire

407.0

300.0

406.0

300.0

136%

 

New Jersey

800.0

145.2

800.0

145.2

551%

 

New Mexico

 

18.2

 

100.0

N/A

Yes

New York

2585.0

4184.0

1900.0

6322.0

43%

 

North Carolina

369.6

5495.1

369.0

5495.1

7%

 

North Dakota

16.0

342.0

16.0

343.0

5%

 

Ohio

3887.0

3405.0

3882.0

3593.0

111%

 

Oklahoma

 

438.0

 

454.3

N/A

 

Oregon

12874.0

38912.0

13817.0

51525.7

30%

Yes

Pennsylvania

 

15751.0

1800.0

16365.0

6%

 

Puerto Rico

 

412.4

   

N/A

 

Rhode Island

450.0

126.0

300.0

100.0

332%

 

South Carolina

1361.0

1184.0

1970.0

2879.0

82%

 

South Dakota

 

892.0

 

924.9

N/A

Yes

Tennessee

1598.3

1170.6

1815.0

1371.0

134%

 

Texas

50.0

1530.0

50.0

1455.0

3%

 

Utah

34.3

242.5

 

0.9

14%

Yes

Vermont

895.0

472.0

584.0

573.0

142%

 

Virginia

700.0

6221.0

   

11%

 

Virgin Islands

   

774.7

5821.2

13%

 

Washington

30600.0

162018.0

104511.0

276971.0

31%

Yes

West Virginia

135.0

705.0

609.0

4500.0

14%

 

Wisconsin

609.0

4500.0

127.0

696.0

14%

 

Wyoming

875.0

320.0

875.0

320.0

273%

 

TOTALS

101818.8

364181.9

200174.7

514469.3

34%

 


* Some data are obviously missing. Other data may not fully report actual costs or returns. Some data were reported to the nearest thousand dollars, but are shown here with .0 thousand dollars due to spreadsheet formatting.