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Economic Contributions of the Lake States' Forest Resources, 1982-1995

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The forest products industry in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin accounts for about 8% of the region's manufacturing sales, employment, and income. In real terms, sales of forest products are forecasted to grow from $15 billion in 1982 to over $22 billion by 1995. Sales related to wood energy and outdoor recreation in forested areas of the region account for another $2 billion. Adding the multiplier effect, economic activity attributable to these three uses of the forest resource is projected to grow from over $30 billion in 1985 to over $40 billion by 1995. North. J. Appl. For. 7(1):10-13, March 1990.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1222

Publication date: March 1, 1990

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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