Diverse Owners of Nonindustrial Private Timberland in Western Oregon
Three classes of nonindustrial private owners-farmers, individuals other than farmers, and corporations-were selected prior to a USDA Forest Service inventory of western Oregon. Statistical tests following the inventory showed that owners of each class differed in condition of their land for timber production and in harvesting practices. Corporations had a high proportion of manageable forests and a high rate of clearcutting; farmers also had a high rate of clearcutting but a low proportion of manageable forests. Individuals had a low rate of clearcutting and ranked between corporations and farmers in proportion of manageable forests. Projections of timber supply will be improved if these owner classes are projected separately.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Resource Analyst, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Portland, Oregon 97208
Publication date: 1983-11-01
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