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Forest Services Data on Timber Sold And Harvested--Some Caveats for Users

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USDA Forest Service reports of timber sold and harvested provide data for measuring performance on the national forests, as well as comparative information for private applications. Analysis or comparisons of such data must, however, be made with care, because there are differences in periods of reporting, potential uses, units of measurement, species, timber size, and contract terms.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Retired in December 1977 as Chief Appraisal Officer, Timber Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.

Publication date: June 1, 1982

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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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