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Urbanization Effects on Timberland by Ownership Class: A Modified Multinomial Logit Analysis

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In this study, a modified multinomial logit approach is used to examine the determinants of timberland by ownership class using county level data in Georgia from 1972 to 2000. We model timberland use by private industry ownership and nonindustrial private forestland ownership, in addition to agriculture, urban uses, and other land uses. Urbanization and other socioeconomic variables have different levels of influence on timberland ownership classes, private forest industry, and nonindustrial private forestland owners. The findings may have implications for land use modeling and projections.

Keywords: NIPF; elasticities; forest industry; marginal effects; miscellaneous corporations; multiplicative heteroscedasticity

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-08-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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