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    Author(s): Thomas W. Birch
    Date: 1986
    Source: Resour. Bull. NE-90. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 83p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Information about the attitudes and objectives of the private forest-land owners is essential to understanding Maine's forest resources. Ninety-six percent of Maine's 17 million acres of timberland is in 180,900 private ownerships. Ninety-two percent of these ownerships are individual and joint ownerships. A majority, 66 percent of the owners, live within a mile of their nearest tract, and 72 percent own only one tract. Benefits other than timber production are most important to a majority of Maine's landowners, but 61 percent of the timberland is in ownerships that have timber production as the primary reason for owning forest land. Fifty-three percent of the private owners have harvested trees from their land, they own 92 percent of the private forest land. Fifty-three percent of the private owners with almost 14 million acres of forest land allow public use of their forest land for recreation.

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    Birch, Thomas W. 1986. Forest-land owners of Maine, 1982. Resour. Bull. NE-90. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 83p.

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