Strategies for Corporate Timberland Ownership and Management

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Of the U.S. commercial forestland in forest industry ownership, 80 percent is owned by 40 companies. Corporate timberland strategies changed between 1969 and 1978. Financial returns were deemphasized in favor of a more long-range perspective toward productivity and fiber supply security. A surveyed sample of wood-based subsidiaries of large diversified companies with a different main line of business managed their timberlands no differently than did a sample of similarly sized companies dependent on wood for their basic business.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Publication date: December 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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