Limitations on the Role of Forestry in Regional Economic Development
Abstract:A sizable forest resource managed for continuous yield is seen as a stable and rewarding generator of local economic benefits. An examination of the regional economy in northern Michigan indicated that contributions of the forest resource to the local economy were less than anticipated. The author suggests why forestry's contributions to regional development are severely limited.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Publication date: 1972-10-01
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