Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Ralph J. Alig
    Date: 1990
    Source: Western Wildlands. 16(3): 11-14
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    PDF: Download Publication  (1.7 MB)


    According to U.S. Forest Service estimates (in press), annual timber harvest volume in the United States will have to increase from the 18 billion cubic feet of 1986 to 27 billion cubic feet by 2040 to satisfy increasing demand (Figure 1). It's doubtful that public forest lands can provide much of this additional timber, primarily because of increasing calls for reduction of timber, harvest on national forests to accommodate other uses of the forests. Large forest industry companies manage their forests for timber production, but they do not own enough land to sustain the projected harvest increases.

    Publication Notes

    • Visit PNW's Publication Request Page to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Alig, Ralph J. 1990. Non-industrial private forests: timber supply for an uncertain future. Western Wildlands. 16(3): 11-14

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page