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Notes: Cumulative Employment Effects on Northern California's Wood Products Industries from National Forest Timber Harvests

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Econometric models of labor demand are used to examine the relationship between timber harvest levels and employment in the logging and sawmill industries of northern California. Evidence is found to reject the hypothesis of a linear relationship, implying that timber harvests have cumulative effects across national forests. Questions raised about current national forest planning include the accuracy of estimated employment impacts and the appropriateness of developing land management plans independently for adjacent national forests. For. Sci. 35(3):00-00.

Keywords: Economic impact; econometrics; labor demand; land management planning; logging; sawmills and planing mills

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Resource Management, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

Publication date: September 1, 1989

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