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Realities of Nonindustrial Private Forest Ownership in Northern Michigan: An Extension Forester's Opinion

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Nonindustrial private owners control 47 percent of northern Michigan's commercial forests. The trend is toward smaller parcels. Absentee owners are rapidly increasing in number. Owners' objectives and use of land strongly emphasize nonfiber products or general recreational interests, and management quality must be measured accordingly. Taxation, subdivision, and appreciation are problems.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: District Extension Agent--Forestry, Cooperative Extension Service, Michigan State University, Marquette

Publication date: January 1, 1979

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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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