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    Author(s): David A. Gansner
    Date: 1968
    Source: Resour. Bull. NE-9. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 97p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The McSweeney-McNary Forest Research Act of 1928 authorizes the U. S. Forest Service to complete a statewide forest inventory of Kentucky at approximate 10-year intervals as part of the nationwide program of maintaining a current account of our timber resources. The Division of Forestry of the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources and the U. S. Forest Service planned and conducted a new inventory of Kentucky forests. The field work was completed in 1964. Kentucky appropriated $120,000 for the survey. This contribution, supplementing the Federal funds available for a regular survey, made it possible to intensify the inventory. As a result, we can provide the detailed information needed for making long-range plans to meet future demands. This information will help local communities and forest-based industries use the forest resource more efficiently. Clarence D. Chase of the North Central Forest Experiment Station directed the inventory. Field data were collected by men of the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the North Central Station under the supervision of Thomas E. Jordan, Jr. Arthur G. Horn compiled timber-cut and product data, and Burton L. Essex compiled forest inventory and growth information. Joseph E. Barnard and Paul S. DeBald of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station assisted with statistical computations. Results were analyzed and reported by the Northeastern Station. Personnel of the Eastern Region of the U. S. Forest Service inventoried and provided statistics for the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Tennessee Valley Authority provided men and equipment to assist in surveying areas of their interest. The Soil Conservation Service and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service provided the field crews with office space and up-to-date aerial photographs. The Kentucky Department of Highways took and provided aerial photographs for parts of eastern Kentucky for which no recent photographs were available. The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Commerce took an active part in planning the survey and gave valuable assistance with problems that came up during the inventory. Our thanks go to all these organizations. Additional information about the survey can be obtained either from the Division of Forestry of the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources, or from the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Upper Darby, Pa.

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    Gansner, David A. 1968. The timber resources of Kentucky. Resour. Bull. NE-9. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 97p.

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