Questions related to economics figured prominently in the priority information needs identified in the 1997 Tongass Land Management Plan. Follow-on studies in economics werc designed to improve understanding of aspects of the competitiveness of the Alaska forest sector, links between Alaska timber…
Keywords: Competitiveness of the Alaska forest sector, economic changes in rural southeast Alaska, forest sector models, timber prices, market arbitrage, timber production, timber supply
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning. 72: 215-233
An analysis of inventory plots from Wisconsin's forest survey showed that 18% of the state's 3.7 million acres of aspen type was producing less than a quarter of potential volume yields and 47% was producing less than half of potential volume yields.
Keywords: aspen, Populus, inventory, timber supply, potential yields, stocking
Source: General Technical Report NC-45. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Analysis of current and projected timber supplies in northeastern Minnesota indicates that expanded timber-based industrial activity could be supported. The impacts of a hypothetical industrial development scenario, including construction of waferboard plants and a wood-fueled power plant, were…
Keywords: input-output model, development scenarios, timber supply, inventory projection
Source: General Technical Report NC-82. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
A study of wood energy potential in northeastern Minnesota concludes that (1) the forests of the region could support a much larger wood energy harvest without significant cost increases for other forest products; (2) existing stands are predominantly overmature and cutting more now will enhance…
Keywords: timber supply, economic impact, forest policy, harvest scheduling, biomass energy
Source: General Technical Report NC-114. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Provides view of the timber supply potential for Michigan during the period 1981-2010. Forest management areas and timber volume statistics are presented for each survey unit in the state.
Keywords: area, timber supply, timber harvest, timber removals, STEMS
Source: Research Paper NC-243. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Plot data from 1977 Minnesota forest inventory were used to evaluate the productivity of Minnesota's aspen forest. Computer simulation was used to develop equations for evaluating the current and potential productivity of aspen forest stands. The analysis showed that 49% of the state's aspen…
Keywords: Populus, aspen, inventory, timber supply, potential yields, stocking
Source: Resource Bulletin NC-61. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
The TAMM/NAPAP/ATLAS/AREACHANGE(TNAA) system and the Forest and Agriculture Sector Optimization Model (FASOM) are two large-scale forestry sector modeling systems that have been employed to analyze the U.S. forest resource situation. The TNAA system of static, spatial equilibrium models has been…
Keywords: timber supply, forest sector, forest resource assessment, plantation area
Source: Silva Fennica 35(3): 265-276. (2001)
The principal findings of the sixth forest inventory of Alabama (1990) and changes that have occurred since earlier inventories are presented in this report. Topics include the status and trends in forest area, biomass, timber volume, growth, removals, mortality, and timber products output.
Keywords: forest inventory, nonindustrial private landowner, pine plantation, pine regeneration, timberland, timber supply
Source: Resour. Bull. SO-170. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 71 p.
We developed a Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium (SOFAC) in 1994, which is designed to enhance our capabilities to analyze and model the southern forest and timber resources. Southern growth and yield analyses prepared for the RPA via SOFAC indicate that substantial increases in timber…
Keywords: timber supply, modeling, NIPFs, management intensity, South
Source: Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 1998 National Convention, Traverse City, Michigan, Sept. 19-23, 1998
Current timber inventory projections generally lack information on inventory by product classes. Most models available for inventory projection and linked to supply analyses are limited to projecting aggregate softwood and hardwood. The research presented describes a methodology for distributing…
Keywords: inventory projection, multinomial logit model, timber product classes, timber supply, FIA data
Source: Forest Science 45(2) 1999