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Four Horsemen of the NIPF Apocalypse

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Investments in timber production generally return at rates as high as or higher than those for most alternatives. The riskiness of these investments is often greatly overstated. Rotations that yield profitable timber crops are not unduly long; they are comparable to periods for Individual Retirement Accounts. Regeneration costs need not be prohibitive if available management and cost-share assistance is accepted. If foresters convince themselves of these facts they will increase their effectiveness in dealing with nonindustrial private forest landowners.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Economist, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Atlanta, Georgia

Publication date: 1982-11-01

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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.

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