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    Author(s): Thomas W. Birch; Douglas G. Lewis; H. Fred Kaiser
    Date: 1982
    Source: Resour. Bull. WO-1. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office; 1982. 64 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Washington Office
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    A report on a 1978 survey of private forest-land owners, based on 11,076 questionnaires. About 7.8 million ownership units hold 333 million acres of privately owned forest land in the United States. Regional and subregional breakdowns are included for such important variables as form of ownership; owner's occupation, age, sex, race, residence, and education; size class of ownership, etc. An important finding at the national level was that nearly half of the private forest land is in ownerships of greater than 500 acres; it is owned by less than 1 percent of the ownership units. These data are needed for policymakers to evaluate programs and forest industry will use them to forecast timber availability.

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    Birch, Thomas W.; Lewis, Douglas G.; Kaiser, H. Fred. 1982. The private forest-land owners of the United States. Resour. Bull. WO-1. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 64 p.

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