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    Author(s): P. Jakes
    Date: 2006
    Source: St. Paul, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 62 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land represents approximately 48 percent of the forest land cover in the United States, and conscientious stewardship of these forests is a perennial issue facing natural resource professionals. In an attempt to draw on the strengths of NIPF ownership, some entrepreneurial forest landowners are developing forest landowner cooperatives. In this proceedings of a satellite conference, we present information designed to help natural resource professionals and cooperative development specialists to: (1) gain a better understanding of cooperatives and a deeper insight into some of the successes and challenges of cooperatives; (2) evaluate whether the forestry cooperative model is right for your area and, if so, how to further the discussion locally; (3) see how cooperatives can complement other landowner assistance programs such as Tree Farm, Forest Stewardship, and woodland owner associations; and (4) hear first hand about the experiences of forestry cooperative initiatives in Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Washington.

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    Jakes, P. 2006. Forestry cooperatives: what today''s resource professionals need to know. Proceedings of a satellite conference; 2003 November 18. St. Paul, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 62 p.

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    nonindustrial private forest landowner, landowner assistance, co-op, landowner associations

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