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Visual Quality and the Cost of Growing Timber

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The cost of enhancing the visual quality of forestlands under multiple-use management can be determined by comparing the cost of managing under alternative regimes with different degrees of visual enhancement. The result of such an analysis on the Mt. Hood National Forest has been expressed as a cost per acre per year to achieve the visual enhancement and as an increased cost per thousand cubic feet of wood produced.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Economist, Economics of Forest Land Management Research, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: September 1, 1980

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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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