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Nontimber forest products in Daniel Boone National Forest region--economic significance and potential for sustainabilityAuthor(s): Dasharathi Hembram; William L. Hoover
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 148-156.
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DescriptionHousehold members who gather nontimber forest products (NTFP) in and around the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF) in eastern Kentucky were interviewed. Participants reported that a wide variety of NTFP were economically and culturally important to them. Forty-three species of plants were sold commercially and 120 were used in households. Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) provided the greatest cash income. Social relationships were the primary means of access to private lands. Although the DBNF issues mandatory permits to gather specified products, permit records revealed that no permittee renewed his or her initial permit. This finding casts doubt on the effectiveness of this regulatory approach.
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CitationHembram, Dasharathi; Hoover, William L. 2008. Nontimber forest products in Daniel Boone National Forest region--economic significance and potential for sustainability. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 148-156.
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