Management Planning on the National Forests
Author: Gross, L. S.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 50, Number 8, 1 August 1952 , pp. 618-622(5)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:The national forests, in 40 states, Alaska, and Puerto Rico include some 81 million acres of commercial forest land (5 million of which is in Alaska). About 700 working circles are recognized, averaging somewhat more than 100 thousand acres apiece. The present undeveloped condition of many working circles limits the annual cut to about 4 billion board feet. When some 5,000 miles of additional access roads are built the allowable annual cut will rise to 6 billion feet; eventually these public properties will be developed to the point where they can yield 10 billion board feet of sawlogs and other forest products annually.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.
Publication date: 1952-08-01
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