Download e-book for iPad: America's Private Forests: Status And Stewardship by Constance Best

By Constance Best

ISBN-10: 1559639008

ISBN-13: 9781559639002

ISBN-10: 1559639016

ISBN-13: 9781559639019

America's inner most Forests: prestige and Stewardship examines deepest forests within the usa (which represent fifty eight% of U.S. forests) and offers facts from a large choice of assets on their prestige, in addition to necessary details on innovations for his or her security, conservation, and administration. this can be a reference and data source. The publication provides details, information, and analysis-the fabricated from loads of research-about the country of non-public forests within the U.S. it is a prestige document that places the information into context of outrage for biodiversity. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains an motion plan for shielding deepest forests, with particular innovations.

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2 million acres are nonc o m m e rcial wo o dland (Morishima 1997; Intertribal Timber Council 1993). Native American ownership ta kes the five forms shown in table 1-6. Ownership fragmentation is a major problem on the forestland owned by individual Native Americans, often held in tru st by the federal government. These lands were distributed to native individuals in small allotments (often 160 acres) under the 1887 Dawes Act. As each generation passes, and those allotments are divided up among heirs as undivided property inte re sts, admini stration of federal tru st responsibilities becomes more of an administrative nightmare.

Plantations account for almost all i n d u strial (and large nonindustrial) Douglas-fir fo re sts under fifty years old in the Pacific Northwe st. The USDA Fo re st Service pro j e cts that the total a rea of industrial plantations will inc rease by 76% and the share of inve ntory will triple (Haynes 2001). Some info rmation about the management activities of industrial pri va te fo re st owners is available th rough the Sustainable Fo re stry Initiati ve Program (SFI), operated by the American Fo re st & Paper Association (AF&PA), the large st trade association for the industry.

S. 90% 100% In addition to the Birch study, we utilize regional and subregional surveys and analyses of ownership characte ristics from a va ri e ty of sources, which will be cited as we proceed. Un fo rtunate ly, there are many basic things that th e d a ta do not yet tell us, such as the median size of ownership, the ave r a ge sizes of parcels within ownerships, and the income levels, races, and other demographic details of the individual owners. Nonetheless, a review of the literature presents us with very useful information for informing a strategy for conservation of private forests.

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