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Wood Products Consumers, Producers, and National Forest Timber Flow Policy

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Cost-benefit analyses of alternative timber-flow policies on the national forests should be expanded to include broader definitions of costs and benefits and to explicitly consider the distribution of policy impacts across groups and geographic regions. A minimal set of incident groups would include product consumers, timber professors, stumpage producers, and governmental agencies. Estimation of costs and benefits is illustrated for an increase of 2.4 billion board feet in national forest harvest.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Economist, at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: October 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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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