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    Author(s): W. Keith Moser; Earl C. Leatherberry; Mark H. Hansen; Brett J. Butler
    Date: 2009
    Source: Agroforestry Systems. 75: 49-60.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This paper reports the results of a study that explores the relationship between farm woodland owners' stated intentions for owning woodland, and the structure and composition of these woodlands in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa in the upper Midwest of the United States. Data from two sample-based inventories conducted by the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program were combined for this analysis—the FIA forest resources inventory and the National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS). We looked for relationships between product value and investment in woodlands, as reflected in volumes and tree quality. We also examined whether measures of diversity reflected specific management focus.

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    Moser, W. Keith; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Hansen, Mark H.; Butler, Brett J. 2009. Farmers' objectives toward their woodlands in the upper Midwest of the United States: implications for woodland volumes and diversity. Agroforestry Systems. 75:49-60.


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