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Estimating Local Economic Impacts in Land-Use Planning

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Abstract:

The U.S. Forest Service has traditionally been concerned with the effects of its management on local areas. An export base model has been developed for estimating some of these effects. A new computer program, BENEFIT, incorporating the essentials of the model, enables land-use planners to estimate some of the local economic impacts of alternative plans for the purpose of ranking those alternatives. The program also provides a brief economic profile of the multi-county local area.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Publication date: 1976-03-01

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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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