Twenty Years of Price Reporting to NIPF Owners: A Progress Report

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A 2000 survey of stumpage price reporting services was compared with surveys conducted in 1980 and 1990 to determine whether the information provided to nonindustrial private forestland owners had improved. Slightly fewer states issue reports today than in 1990, but private reports are now available for Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The quality of most reports has changed little since 1990. Although market reporting can help landowners make intelligent management decisions, most NIPF owners do not participate in timber markets, and few who do participate engage professional foresters–a source of market information. The most pressing need in the market reporting system is transferring the information to the millions of landowners. The Internet is becoming a vehicle, but more outreach to NIPF owners is needed.

Keywords: economics; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; industry; natural resource management; natural resources; timber market

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10010, barry_rosen@baruch.cuny.edu 2: Staff Director Resource Valuation and Use, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC,

Publication date: January 1, 2003

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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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