This book assesses the market for forestry products in the short- and long-term future and examines the competition between agriculture, cities, and forestry for use of land. It looks at the effects of government policies on private investors.
Introduction Part 1: Investments in Resources 1. The Fifth Kondratieff Upswing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Their Meaning for Forestry 2. Rationale for Intensive Forestry Investment: A 1980s View Part 2: The Transitory Nature of the Land Base 3. The Economics of Shifting Land Use Margins 4. Changes in the Urban Land Base and the Consequences for the Future of Forestry 5. Regional Changes in U.S. Commercial Forest Land Part 3: Strategies of Investment 6. Continuing Investments in Forestry: Private Investment Strategies 7. Problems of Public Investment in Forestry Part 4: Effects of Public Policy 8. Effects of Public Policy on Forestry Investments