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Forest Management Options And Policy Implications In the Kalamazoo River Basin of Michigan

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Forest management options to pursue objectives for timber production and wildlife were examined in the Kalamazoo River Basin of southwestern Michigan. A linear programming model was used to project options to meet alternative sets of demand over time. Results indicate that increases in timber sales and stand improvement would achieve significant timber and hunting benefits without increasing erosion. It also appears that in this basin government programs should be oriented toward improving markets before subsidizing management practices. Although the results apply to this specific river basin, similar planning guidelines would probably apply to comparable situations in the Midwest and Northeast.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Resource Development and Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Publication date: 1982-05-01

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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
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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