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How Reliable Are Woodland Owners' Intentions?

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Between surveys in 1970 and 1974, the proportion of Delaware landowners who said that they never planned to harvest timber remained constant (58 percent), but 35 percent of the individual owners had changed their minds about either harvesting or not harvesting. Forty-one percent were consistently opposed to harvesting, but they had only 15 percent of the state's growing stock. Rates of change in intention and ownership suggest that eventually most of the growing stock will be harvested, although at any one time about a third of the total volume may be off the market.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Resource Evaluation Work Unit, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Publication date: August 1, 1977

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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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