Scarcity, Renewability, and Forest Policy
Abstract:Examination of the concepts of timber scarcity and renewability shows that sawlogs are the only scarce major raw material in the United States, and de-emphasis of efforts to increase supplies of this product is recommended. Resource renewability is a relatively unimportant consideration for national materials policy. Many of the nation's stock resources appear to be increasing in volume faster than the "renewable" timber resources.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Economics and Policy, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Publication date: April 1, 1977
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