Economic returns from planting forage in a shelterwood management regime, with stocking densities typical of those now becoming common in ponderosa pine-grass areas of eastern Washington, are summarized for various assumed planting costs, forage values, and growth data. The approach allows a forest manager to rank forage-planting alternatives according to their rates of return, when better forage yield for domestic grazing is the primary objective or when noneconomic benefits appear equally desirable.
Document Type: Journal Article
Associate Economist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Exp. Sta., U. S. Forest Service, Portand, Ore.
Publication date: August 1, 1972
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