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    Author(s): Roland H. Ferguson; Carl E. Mayer
    Date: 1970
    Source: Resour. Bull. NE-20. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 193p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Under the authority of the McSweeney-McNary Forest Research Act of May 22, 1928, and subsequent amendments, the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, conducts a series of continuing forest surveys of all states to provide up-to-date information about the forest resources of the Nation. The first forest survey of New York was made in 1948-50 by the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, with cooperation from the New York Department of Conservation. A resurvey of timber resources of New York was made in 1966-68, again with the cooperation of the Department of Conservation. The Department purchased the aerial photographs that were used for the resurvey, provided funds for additional field plots for obtaining more precise data, and gathered information on the output of timber products. This resurvey of the State was directed by. Carl E. Mayer, leader of the forest-survey project. He was assisted by John H. Zerbe, field supervisor, who was in charge of many field crews over the 3-year period. Joseph E. Barnard had charge of translating photo-plot and field-plot data into computer inputs, implementing the generalized computer program to process the inputs, and obtaining computer outputs for the statistics used in this report. James T. Bones, David R. Dickson, and Neal P. Kingsley collected and compiled data on timber removals with the assistance of Tom D. Shearer of the State of New York Conservation Department. Teresa M. Bowers assisted in the sampling design, in checking statistical data, and in making tables from the computer output.

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    Ferguson, Roland H.; Mayer, Carl E. 1970. The timber resources of New York. Resour. Bull. NE-20. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 193p.

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