Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Utah

  • Utah has 12.1 million acres of forests and is 23% forested. Utah forest carbon stocks have decreased by 4% from 1990 to 2019.
  • Average carbon density in aboveground trees across Utah forests is 9.2 US tons per acre.In Utah, 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 39 years of all CO remissions produced in the state