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    Author(s): Stephen N. Wyckoff
    Date: 1939
    Source: PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 28, p. 1-20
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    The forest survey, a Nation-wide project authorized by Congress in 1928, consists of a complete and detailed investigation of the country's present and future forest resources in five major parts: (1) an inventory of the country's existing forest resources in terms of areas occupied by forest-cover types and of timber volumes, by species, in board feet and cubic feet, and a study of conditions on cut-over and on burned forest lands; (2) a study of the depletion of the forests through cutting and through loss from fire, insects, disease, and other causes; (3) a determination of the current and potential growth on forest areas; (4) an investigation of present and prospective requirements of the United States for forest products; and (5) an analysis and correlation with other economic data of the findings of these studies in order to make available to public and private agencies the basic facts and guiding principles necessary to formulate and execute rational plans, national, regional, and local, for orderly, sound management and use of forest resources.

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    Wyckoff, Stephen N. 1939. Volume distribution in saw-timber types in the ponderosa pine region. PNW Old Series Research Notes No. 28, p. 1-20

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