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Opportunities for Timber Management Intensification on the National Forests

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Abundant opportunities exist on the national forests to increase future timber yields by intensifying now the management of young stands of timber. A study of the economic efficiency of management intensification, recently carried out by the Forest Service indicates that management intensification will return from 3 to 14 percent on 72 of the 96 million acres of unreserved, commercial forest land within the national forest system. Also intensification on the 12.5 million of these "qualifying" acres that are now available for treatment would provide 900 million cubic feet of additional annual yield soon after year 2000.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Member of the Silviculture Branch of the Division of Timber Management, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Washington, D.C.

Publication date: July 1, 1969

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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