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Economic Returns from Planting Forage in National Forests

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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

Affiliations: Associate Economist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Exp. Sta., U. S. Forest Service, Portand, Ore.

Publication date: August 1, 1972

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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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