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    Author(s): Neal P. Kingsley; Thomas W. Birch
    Date: 1980
    Source: Resour. Bull. NE-63. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 78 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Ninety perrent of the commercial forest land in Maryland--2,280,000 acres-is in the hands of some 95,800 owners. Eighty-seven percent of these owners are individuals. The average individual owner is middle aged, well educated, relatively affluent, and from a rural or farm background. Twenty-two percent of the private owners have harvested timber from their land. These owners own 53 percent of the private woodland. Forty-seven per cent of the owners intend to harvest timber from their land at some future date . They control 69 percent of the private woodland. Most owners show little interest in forestry practices. In fact, 12 percent of the owners have received some type of forestry assistance, but a majority of the owners do not know who to contact for forestry assistance. Twenty-six percent of the owners permit the public to use their woodland for recreation.

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    Kingsley, Neal P.; Birch, Thomas W. 1980. The forest-land owners of Maryland. Resour. Bull. NE-63. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 78 p.

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