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Forest Industry in Northern New England

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Large-scale-forest industry is concentrated in the northern portions of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Industrial landholdings in Maine are sizeable, lying chiefly in the spruce-fir zone. Both even-and all-aged management systems are feasible. Stands badly need to be cleared of low-quality trees, and in remote and inaccessible areas economic efficiency demands use of large-scale management technology--both difficult topics to explain to the public. Fractionalization of nonindustrial private holdings and vastly increased cutting for fuelwood are affecting timber supplies, particularly for firms that have been depending on ready supplies of cheap wood.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Stationed in Bangor, Maine, as New England Regional Manager for the American Forest Institute. He is chairman of the publicity and Press Subcommittee for SAF's 1979 National Convention

Publication date: September 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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