Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in New Mexico
- New Mexico has 16.6 million acres of forests and is 21% forested.
- New Mexico forest carbon stocks have decreased by 4% from 1990 to 2019.
- Average carbon density in aboveground trees across New Mexico forests is 7.5 US tons per acre.
- In New Mexico, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products:
- Remove a minimal amount of all CO2 emissions in the state after taking into account forest mortality. (Across the US, this value is 14%.)
- Store the equivalent of 53 years of all CO2 emissions produced in the state.