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    Author(s): Kathryn Fernholz
    Date: 2004
    Source: In: Palik, Brian; Levy, Louise, eds. Proceedings of the Great Lakes silviculture summit. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 28-32.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Of the approximately 750 million acres of forests in the United States, approximately 46 percent is classified as "nonindustrial private forest" (NIPF). These are lands owned by private individuals, jointly or through family partnerships. According to the most recent USDA survey, there are 10,565,000 private woodland owners in the United States, collectively owning 392,731,000 acres of forest. The numbers also show that of these 10.5 million landowners, the vast majority own less than 50 acres. Specifically, 6.3 million own less than 10 acres and nearly 3 million more own between 10 and 50 acres (USDA 2003*).

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    Fernholz, Kathryn 2004. Small-scale, private lands forestry in the Lake States. In: Palik, Brian; Levy, Louise, eds. Proceedings of the Great Lakes silviculture summit. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 28-32.

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