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    Author(s): Paul V. Ellefson; Michael A. Kilgore; James E. Granskog
    Date: 2006
    Source: Journal of Forestry: 401-406
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    In 2003, 276 state governmental agencies regulated forestry practices applied to nonfederal forests. Fifty-four percent of these agencies were moderately to extensively involved in such regulation, and 68% engaged in moderate to extensive regulatory coordination with a state's lead forestry agency. The agencies employed an estimates 1,047 full-time equivalents (FTE) staff, of which nearly one-third was assigned to forest resource management agencies and one-quarter was assigned to air and water pollution control agencies. In 2003, about $57 million was invested by state governments in the regulation of forestry practices. Fifteen states are responsible for 59% of this total and 59% of the FTEs nationwide

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    Ellefson, Paul V.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Granskog, James E. 2006. State government regulation of forestry practices applied to nonfederal forests: extent and intensity of agency involvement. Journal of Forestry: 401-406


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