The nonindustrial private forests are a large and valuable national resource and the best possible understanding of their characteristics, capabilities, and potentials is useful for the formation of national policy on natural resources. In this title, originally published in 1979, Marion Clawson presents an informative description and analysis of the nonindustrial private forests of the United States and offers his best judgement as to the economic potential of these forests to produce wood and other forest outputs. This book is directed to foresters, economists, policy makers, conservationists, and students interested in environmental issues.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Summary and Conclusions 2. Introduction 3. Nonindustrial Private Forests in a National Setting 4. Problems and Relationships Common to Forests of All Ownerships 5. Statistical Characteristics of Nonindustrial Private Forest Owners 6. Forests as a Form of Land Use 7. Biological Productive Capacity of Nonindustrial Private Forests 8. Timber Stand or Inventory 9. Net Timber Growth 10. Timber Removals from Nonindustrial Private Forests 11. Timber Mortality in Nonindustrial Private Forests 12. Marketing and processing of Timber from Nonindustrial Private Forests 13. Managerial Problems of Growing, Harvesting, and Marketing Wood from Nonindustrial Private Forests 14. Nonwood Outputs of Nonindustrial Private Forests 15. Economic Timber Supply Potential of Nonindustrial Private Forests 16. Public Programs Affecting Nonindustrial Private Forests; Appendix Tables