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Public use and potential impact on Missouri's forest products industryAuthor(s): Bruce E. Cutter; William B. Kurtz
Source: In: Gillespie, Andrew R.; Parker, George R.; Pope, Phillip E.; Rink, George: eds. Proceedings of the 9th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-161. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 390-399
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionManagement of public lands impacts Missouri's forest products industry in a significant manner, particularly in rural areas. In 1989, some 1,340 firms were involved in the forest products industry, employing approximately 29,200 workers. Total value-added in 1989 was in excess of $1 billion and the industry's activity generated another $400 million in related industrial activivty. In 1988, the most recent year for which data is available, public lands provided 19.7% of the sawtimber harvested statewide. The Eastern Ozarks is the most heavily forested region in Missouri, has a primarily rural population and contains some 42% of the loggers, 45% of the sawmills and drykilns, 32% of the pallet plants, and 34% of the other primary producers. This region also has the highest amounts of public forestland in the state. It would appear that alteration of current public land forest resource management strategies could have significant impacts on local economies in regions such as the Eastern Ozarks, an area that provides 40% of the state's sawtimber supply.
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CitationCutter, Bruce E.; Kurtz, William B. 1993. Public use and potential impact on Missouri''s forest products industry. In: Gillespie, Andrew R.; Parker, George R.; Pope, Phillip E.; Rink, George: eds. Proceedings of the 9th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-161. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 390-399
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