Analyzing Tree Deficits and Reforestation Potential in Washington State

Map of tree density in the State of Washington.

For an analysis grad course I used US Forest Service data to calculate tree density and tree “deficits” across Washington. Using ecoregions to compare like areas, I attempted to identify areas with tree densities much lower than the region could support, perhaps prioritizing locations for reforestation projects.

The analysis successfully pinpointed areas cleared by human activity and I produced 45 pages of maps and charts, if you care to dive in!