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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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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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