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We used a simulation model to estimate the economic opportunity costs and the density of large stems retained for patch retention in two temperate oak stands representative of the oak/hickory forest type in the eastern United States. Opportunity/retention costs ranged from $321.0 to $760.7/ha [$129…
Author(s): Chris B. LeDoux, Andrew Whitman
Keywords: capital recovery costs, patch retention, eastern hardwoods, logging systems, simulation, opportunity cost, economics, present net worth
Source: International Journal of Forest Engineering. 17(1):21-30.
Year: 2006
Economic growth is a perennial national goal. Perpetual economic growth and wilderness preservation are mutually exclusive. Wilderness scholarship has not addressed this conflict. The economics profession is unlikely to contribute to resolution, because the neoclassical paradigm holds that there is…
Author(s): Brian Czech
Keywords: wilderness, preservation, economics, economic growth, policy
Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 194-200
Year: 2000
The southern United States produces over 50% of commercial timber harvests in the US and the demand for southern timber are likely to increase in the future. Global change is altering the physical and chemical environmental which will play a major role in determining future forest stand growth,…
Author(s): Steven G. McNulty, Jennifer A. Moore, Louis Iverson, Anantha Prasad, Robert, et al. Abt
Keywords: linked dynamic model, biogeography, forest productivity, economics, climate change
Source: World Resource Review. 12(2): 298-320.
Year: 2000
Author(s): Anna M. Shamey, Robert D. Perlack, Lynn L. Wright
Keywords: woody crops, short-rotation, economics, productivity, spatial analysis, land use change
Source: In: Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, eds. Biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts from sustainable agricultural and forest crops: proceedings of the short rotation crops international conference; 2008 August 19-20; Bloomington, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 52.
Year: 2008
Author(s): Erin G. Wilkerson, Robert D. Perlack, Anthony F. Turhollow
Keywords: logistics, economics, short-rotation, woody crops, switchgrass
Source: In: Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, eds. Biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts from sustainable agricultural and forest crops: proceedings of the short rotation crops international conference; 2008 August 19-20; Bloomington, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 68.
Year: 2008
Author(s): Nele Witters, Ann Ruttens, Theo Thewys
Keywords: agriculture, woody crops, phytoremediation, economics
Source: In: Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, eds. Biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts from sustainable agricultural and forest crops: proceedings of the short rotation crops international conference; 2008 August 19-20; Bloomington, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 69.
Year: 2008
Application costs and efficacy were determined for manual preharvest herbicide treatments applied to control American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.) that was interfering with the establishment and development of black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) in central West Virginia. The treatments…
Author(s): Jeffery D. Kochenderfer, James N. Kochenderfer, David A. Warner, Gary W. Miller
Keywords: Herbicides, American beech, manual application methods, Appalachian hardwoods, silviculture, economics
Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 21(1):40-49
Year: 2004
This study assessed family forest owner interest in formally committing to the types of land use and management practices that characterize good stewardship if compensated for doing so, using Minnesota's Sustainable Forest Incentives Act (SFIA) as a proxy measure of forest stewardship. The SFIA…
Author(s): Michael A. Kilgore, Stephanie Snyder, Steven Taff, Joseph Schertz
Keywords: stewardship, family forests, financial incentives, sustainable forestry, willingness to accept, certification, economics
Source: Journal of Forestry. October/November: 357-362.
Year: 2008
To address the issue of declining access to private forest land in the United States for hunting, over 1,000 Minnesota family forest owners were surveyed to estimate the cost of acquiring non-exclusive public hunting access rights. The results indicate landowner interest in selling access rights is…
Author(s): Michael A. Kilgore, Stephanie A. Snyder, Joesph M. Schertz, Steven J. Taff
Keywords: hunting, public access, wildlife recreation, contingent valuation, economics
Source: Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 13: 175-186.
Year: 2008
The Federal Highway Administration and the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, jointly sponsored the National Conference on Wood Transportation Structures, October 23-25, 1996, in Madison, Wisconsin. This was a direct result of 5 years of cooperation in conducting research related to…
Author(s): Michael A. Ritter, Sheila Rimal Duwadi, Paula D. Hilbrich Lee
Keywords: Timber, bridge, transportation structures, stress laminated, metal-plate-connected (MPC) truss, design, wood, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP), railing, sound barrier, economics, glulam, glued-laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), connector, portable bridge, shear, preservative, grading, pile, nondestructive evaluation (NDE), rehabilitation, load rating, mechanical properties
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-94. Madison, Wl: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 494 p.
Year: 1996
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