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B Butler

Brett Butler

Research Forester
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA, 01003
Phone: 413-545-1387

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Current Research

My current research focuses on survey methods for collecting information from private forestland owners, analyzing trends in private forest-land owners and the land that they own, and studying the factors that influence decisions made by private landowners. To this end, I am in charge of the National Woodland Owner Survey and involved in a number of related projects, such as the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative.

Research Interests

I will continue to conduct the National Woodland Owner Survey and related research that helps provide the information needed to maintain and increase our understanding of private forest owners. Future projects will likely focus on improving methods for communicating with private forest owners, assessing the impact of private forest owners' harvesting propensities for biofuels and related timber supply studies, and quantifying the differences among diffrent types of forest owners.

Why This Research is Important

There are over 11 million private forest owners in the United States who collectively own 421 million acres or 56 percent of the forest land in the United States. The fate of much of the nation's forests lies in the hands of this diverse and dynamic group of people and organizations.

Professional Experience

  • Editor in Chief, Small-scale Forestry Journal

Professional Organizations

  • Society of American Foresters
  • Society and Natural Resources
  • IUFRO Small-Scale Forestry Working Group

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

  • Albright, Thomas A.; McWilliams, William H.; Widmann, Richard H.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E. 2017. Pennsylvania forests 2014. Resour. Bull. NRS-111. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 140 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2017. Forests of Rhode Island, 2016. Resource Update FS-131. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2017. Forests of Connecticut, 2016. Resource Update FS-130. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2017. Forests of Massachusetts, 2016. Resource Update FS-138. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2017. Forests of Maine, 2016. Resource Update FS-128. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Snyder, Stephanie A. 2017. National Woodland Owner Survey: family forest ownerships with 1 to 9 acres, 2011-2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-114. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 9 p.
  • Butler, Sarah M.; Huff, Emily S.; Snyder, Stephanie A.; Butler, Brett J.; Tyrrell, Mary. 2017. The Role of Gender in Management Behaviors on Family Forest Lands in the United States. Journal of Forestry
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, William. 2017. New Jersey Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-109. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 90 p.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2017. Illinois Forests 2015. Resour. Bull. NRS-113. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 82 p.
  • Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Dahir, Sally E.; Stoltman, Andrew M.; McWilliams, William H.; Butler, Brett J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Herrick, Sarah K.; Lorentz, Laura J.; Guthmiller, Mark; Perry, Charles H. 2017. Wisconsin Forests 2014. Resour. Bull. NRS-112. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 116 p.
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Heym, Douglas C.; Butler, Brett J.; Haugen, David E.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, James A.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2017. Michigan forests 2014. Resour. Bull. NRS-110. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 154 p.
  • Thompson, Jonathan R.; Canham, Charles D.; Morreale, Luca; Kittredge, David B.; Butler, Brett. 2017. Social and biophysical variation in regional timber harvest regimes. Ecological Applications
  • Andrejczyk, Kyle; Butler, Brett J.; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla A.; Kittredge, David B.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Snyder, Stephanie A.; Catanzaro, Paul F. 2016. Family Forest Owners' Perceptions of Landowner Assistance programs in the USA: A Qualitative Exploration of Program Impacts on Behaviour. Small-scale Forestry. 15(1): 17-28.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of Connecticut, 2015. Resource Update FS-83. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of Rhode Island, 2015. Resource Update FS-90. Newtown Square, PA: U.S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2016. Legal, institutional, and policy framework for forest conservation and sustainable management. In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 243-269. Chapter 9.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of Massachusetts, 2015. Resource Update FS-89. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in New Hampshire, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-227. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-227.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Massachusetts, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-221. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-221.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Virginia, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-239. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-239.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Delaware, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-210. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-210.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Kansas, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-216. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-216.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Wisconsin, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-241. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-241.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Indiana, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-214. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-214.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Minnesota, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-223. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-223.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in North Carolina, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-230. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-230.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Ohio, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-231. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-231.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in the Northern United States, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-242. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-242.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in New Jersey, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-228. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-228.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family forest ownerships with 10+ acres in Arkansas, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-207. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-207.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in New York, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-229. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-229.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Florida, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-211. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-211.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in the Southern United States, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-245. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-245.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in the United States, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-246. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-246.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Montana, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-226. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-226.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Georgia, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-212. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-212.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Oregon, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-233. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-233.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Tennessee, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-236. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-236.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Connecticut, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-209. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-209.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Maryland, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-220. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-220.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in West Virginia, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-240. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-240.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Mississippi, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-224. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-224.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Maine, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-219. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-219.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in California, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-208. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-208.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in the Pacific Coast region, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-243. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-243.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Kentucky, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-217. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-217.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in South Carolina, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-235. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-235.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Texas, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-237. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-237.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Louisiana, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-218. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-218.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family forest ownerships with 10+ acres in Alabama, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-206. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-206.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Pennsylvania, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-234. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-234.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Supplemental information on National Woodland Owner Survey 2011-2013 two-page summary reports. Res. Note NRS-205. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-205.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Michigan, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-222. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-222.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Oklahoma, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-232. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-232.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Illinois, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-213. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-213.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Missouri, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-225. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-225.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Vermont, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-238. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-238.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in Iowa, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-215. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-215.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Sarah M. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships with 10+ Acres in the Rocky Mountain region, 2011-2013. Res. Note NRS-244. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/NRS-RN-244.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Sarah M.; Andrejczyk, Kyle; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla. 2016. USDA Forest Service National Woodland Owner Survey, 2011-2013: design, implementation, and estimation methods. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-157. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 43 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Andrejczyk, Kyle; Butler, Sarah M.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla. 2016. Family Forest Ownerships of the United States, 2013: Findings from the USDA Forest Service's National Woodland Owner Survey. Journal of Forestry. 114(6): 638-647. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.15-099
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of New Jersey, 2015. Resource Update FS-98. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Crocker, Susan; Butler, Brett. 2016. Forests of Illinois, 2015. Resource Update FS-85. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Gormanson, Dale D.; Gallion, Joey; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William; McWilliams, William; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Sowers, Paul A.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Indiana Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 156 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; Albright, Thomas; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Maine Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-103. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 103 p.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; VanderSchaaf, Curtis L.; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel I.; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Minnesota Forests 2013. Resource Bulletin NRS-104. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 134 p.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Piva, Ronald J.; Smith, James E.; Westfall, Jim; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. West Virginia Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 128 p.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brewer, Matt; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Matthews, Stephen; McWilliams, William H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Westfall, Jim; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Iowa Forests, 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-102. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 124 p.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Treiman, Thomas B.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Luppold, William G.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Walters, Brian F.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2016. Missouri Forests 2013. Resour. Bull. NRS-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 116 p.
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Paulson, Charles; Butler, Brett J. 2016. Forests of Michigan, 2015. Resource Update FS-79. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J. 2015. Forests of Connecticut, 2014. Resource Update FS-56. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J. 2015. Forests of Rhode Island, 2014. Resource Update FS-58. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J. 2015. Forests of Massachusetts, 2014. Resource Update FS-57. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2015. The forests of Southern New England, 2012. Resource Bulletin NRS-97. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 42 p. [DVD included].
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hewes, Jake H.; Butler, Sarah M.; Lindsay, Marla; Kittredge, David B. 2015. The new face of America's family forest owners: results from the 2011-2013 USDA Forest Service, national woodland owner survey. In: Stanton, Sharon M.; Christensen, Glenn A., comps. 2015. Pushing boundaries: new directions in inventory techniques and applications: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2015. 2015 December 8-10; Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-931. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 290.
  • Kilgore, Michael A.; Snyder, Stephanie A.; Eryilmaz, Derya; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla A.; Butler, Brett J.; Kittredge, David B.; Catanzaro, Paul F.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Andrejczyk, Kyle. 2015. Assessing the relationship between different forms of landowner assistance and family forest owner behaviors and intentions. Journal of Forestry. 113(1): 12-19.
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Horton, Jonathan; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilmot, Sandy; Widmann, Richard H.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zaino, Robert. 2015. Forests of Vermont and New Hampshire 2012. Resour. Bull. NRS-95. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 80 p.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Brewer, Matt; Butler, Brett J.; Pugh, Scott A. 2015. Forests of Iowa, 2014. Resource Update FS-34. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Silver, Emily; Butler, Sarah M.; Butler, Brett J. 2015. America's female family forest owners. In: Stanton, Sharon M.; Christensen, Glenn A., comps. 2015. Pushing boundaries: new directions in inventory techniques and applications: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2015. 2015 December 8-10; Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-931. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 291.
  • Zhang, Daowei; Sun, Xing; Butler, Brett J.; Prestemon, Jeffrey P. 2015. Harvesting choices and timber supply among landowners in the southern United States. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie. 63(3): 409-429.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2014. Forests of Massachusetts, 2013. Resource Update FS-20. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2014. Forests of Connecticut, 2013. Resource Update FS-19. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2014. Forests of Rhode Island, 2013. Resource Update FS-18. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Liknes, Greg C.; Nelson, Mark D.; Snyder, Stephanie A. 2014. A comparison of techniques for generating forest ownership spatial products. Applied Geography. 46: 21-34.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Markowski-Lindsay, Marla; Snyder, Stephanie; Catanzaro, Paul; Kittredge, David B.; Andrejczyk, Kyle; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Eryilmaz, Derya; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Randler, Paula; Tadle, Donna; Kilgore, Michael A. 2014. Effectiveness of landowner assistance activities: an examination of the USDA Forest Service's Forest Stewardship Program. Journal of Forestry. 112(2): 187-197.
  • Greene, John L.; Butler, Brett J.; Catanzaro, Paul F.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Kittredge, David B.; Ma, Zhao; Tyrrell, Mary L. 2014. Family forest owners and federal taxes. Forest Policy and Economics 38:219-226
  • Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Nelson, Mark D.; Snyder, Stephanie A. 2014. Map of distribution of six forest ownership types in the conterminous United States. Res. Map NRS-6. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [Scale 1: 10,000,000, 1: 34,000,000.]
  • Meneguzzo, D.M.; Butler, B.J. 2014. Forests of Kansas, 2013. Resource Update FS-17. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Goerndt, Michael E.; Song, Nianfu; Nelson, Mark D.; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Tavernia, Brian G. 2014. Futures project anticipates changes and challenges facing forests of the northern United States. In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 16-17.
  • Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Greenfield, Eric J. 2014. Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United States. Forest Science. 60(5): 914-925.
  • Song, Nianfu; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Butler, Brett J. 2014. Conservation Easements and Management by Family Forest Owners: A Propensity Score Matching Approach with Multi-Imputations of Survey Data. Forest Science. 60(2): 298-307.
  • Widmann, Richard H; Randall, Cotton K.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2014. Ohio's Forests 2011. Resour. Bull. NRS-90. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 68 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2013. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note. NRS-190. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 3 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2013. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-189. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 3 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2013. Connecticut's forest resources, 2012. Res. Note NRS-188. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 3 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Wear, David N. 2013. Forest ownership dynamics of southern forests. In: Wear, David N.; Greis, John G., eds. 2013. The Southern Forest Futures Project: technical report. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-178. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 103-121.
  • Chatziefstratiou, Efthalia K.; Bohrer, Gil; Bova, Anthony S.; Subramanian, Ravishankar; Frasson, Renato P.M.; Scherzer, Amy; Butler, Bret W.; Dickinson, Matthew B. 2013. FireStem2D — A two-dimensional heat transfer model for simulating tree stem injury in fires. PLoS One. 8(7): e70110. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070110
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. Illinois' Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Haugen, David E.; Harsel, Robert; Bergdahl, Aaron; Claeys, Tom; Woodall, Christopher W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Barnett, Charles H.; Domke, Grant; Kaisershot, Dan; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; Gormanson, Dale D. 2013. North Dakota's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-76. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Alerich, Carol A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Doug; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lehman, Shawn; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Roth, Paul; Riemann, Rachel; Westfall, James A. 2013. Pennsylvania's Forests, 2009. Resour. Bull. NRS-82. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p.
  • Mondal, Pinki.; Butler, Brett J.; Kittredge, David B.; Moser, Warren K. 2013. How are America's private forests changing? An integrated assessment of forest management, housing pressure, and urban development in alternate emissions scenarios. Land Use Policy. 32: 230-238.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Piva, Ronald J.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. Kansas' Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-85. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 63 p.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Walters, Brian F.; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. South Dakota's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-81. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 60 p.
  • Tyrrell, Mary L.; Apsley, David; Chawla, Purnima; Butler, Brett. 2013. Engaging landowners effectively: creating a Call Before You Cut campaign in the central hardwoods region. In: Miller, Gary W.; Schuler, Thomas M.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Brooks, John R.; Grushecky, Shawn T.; Spong, Ben D.; Rentch, James S., eds. Proceedings, 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 142-150.
  • ​Dickinson, Brenton J.; Butler, Brett J. 2013. Methods for estimating private forest ownership statistics: revised methods for the USDA Forest Service's National Woodland Owner Survey. Journal of Forestry. 111(5): 319-325.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Dickinson, Brenton J.; Hewes, Jaketon H. 2012. Assessing forest ownership dynamics in the United States: Methods and challenges. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 12-15.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D. 2012. Connecticut's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note NRS-149. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D. 2012. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2011. Res. Note. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D. 2012. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2011. Res. Note NRS-150. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Creamer, Selmin F.; Blatner, Keith A.; Butler, Brett J. 2012. Certification of family forests: What influences owners' awareness and participation?. Journal of Forest Economics
  • Dickinson, Brenton J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Catanzaro, Paul; Greene, John; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Kittredge, David; Tyrrell, Mary. 2012. Forest values and the impact of the federal estate tax on family forests. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 20-25.
  • Lister, Tonya W.; Gladders, Glenn; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Delaware's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-62. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 56 p. [DVD included].
  • Markowski-Lindsay, Marla; Catanzaro, Paul; Damery, David; Kittredge, David B.; Butler, Brett J.; Stevens, Thomas. 2012. Forest-based biomass supply in Massachusetts: How much is there and how much is available. Journal of Environmental Management
  • Markowski-Lindsay, Marla; Stevens, Thomas; Kittredge, David B.; Butler, Brett J.; Catanzaro, Paul; Damery, David. 2012. Family forest owner preferences for biomass harvesting in Massachusetts. Forest Policy and Economics
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M; Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Liknes, Greg C.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Nebraska's Forests 2010. Resour. Bull. NRS-68 . Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 47 p. [DVD included]
  • Perry, Charles H.; Everson, Vern A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Dahir, Sally E.; Diss-Torrance, Andrea L.; Domke, Grant M; Gormanson, Dale D.; Herrick, Sarah K.; Hubbard, Steven S.; Mace, Terry R.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Rodeout, Richard B.; Saunders, Luke T.; Stueve, Kirk M.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Wisconsin's Forests 2009. Resour. Bull. NRS-67. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 62 p. [Includes DVD].
  • Snyder, Stephanie A.; Butler, Brett J. 2012. A national assessment of public recreational access on family forestlands in the United States. Journal of Forestry. 110(6): 318-327.
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Cook, Gregory W.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. West Virginia's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-61 Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 64 p. [DVD included].
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Crawford, Sloane; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. New York's Forests 2007. New York's Forests 2007. Resour. Bull. NRS-65. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 64 p. [DVD included].
  • Bengston, David N.; Asah, Stanley T.; Butler, Brett J. 2011. The diverse values and motivations of family forest owners in the United States: An analysis of an open-ended question in the National Woodland Owner Survey. Small-Scale Forestry. 10: 339-355.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2011. Family forest owners rule!. Forest History Today. Spring/Fall: 87-91.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Barnett, Charles J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Domke, Grant M.; Gormanson, Dale ; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya; Martin, Christopher; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall; Moser, W. Keith; Nelson, Mark D.; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2011. The Forests of Southern New England, 2007: A report on the forest resources of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Resour. Bull. NRS-55. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p. [DVD included].
  • Butler, Brett J.; Boyce, Gordon. 2011. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-97. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hewes, Jaketon H.; Catanzaro, Paul; Greene, John L.; Kilgore, Michael A.; et., al. 2011. Effects of federal, state, and local tax policies on family forest owners. Technical Report, Family Forest Research Center. 74 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Hill, William N.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith. 2011. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2010. Res. Note NRS-114. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Martin, Christopher; Moser, W. Keith. 2011. Connecticut's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note NRS-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra; Moser, W. Keith; Payton, Bruce. 2011. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2010. Res. Note. NRS-113. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Ma, Zhao. 2011. Family Forest Owner Trends in the Northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(1): 13-18.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Martin, Christopher. 2011. Connecticut's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-98. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Payton, Bruce. 2011. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note. NRS-96. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, Bill. 2011. New Jersey's forests, 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-59. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 52 p. [DVD included].
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.L; Barnett, C.J.; Butler, B.J.; Crocker, S.J.; Domke, G.M.; Griffith, D.; Hatfield, M.A.; Kurtz, C.M.; Lister, A.J.; Morin, R.S.; Moser, W.K.; Nelson, M.D.; Perry, C.H.; Piva, R.J.; Riemann, R.; Widmann, R.; Woodall, C.W. 2011. Maryland's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-58. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 60 p. [DVD included].
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-89. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2009. Res. Note NRS-90. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2011. Pennsylvania's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-88. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 6 p.
  • McCaskill, George L.; McWilliams, William H.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Morin, Randall S.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2011. Maine's forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS- 48. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 62 p. [DVD included].
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Heinzen, David; Mielke, Manfred E.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Butler, Brett J.; Piva, Ron J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Barnett, Charles J. 2011. Minnesota's Forests 2008. Bull. NRS-50. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northen Research Station. 67 p. [DVD included].
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; De Geus, Robert; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Widmann, Richard; Wilmot, Sandy; Woodall, Chris W. 2011. Vermont's Forests 2007. Resour. Bull. NRS-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 56 p. [DVD included].
  • Morin, Randall S.; Barnett, Chuck J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Francher, Susan; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ron; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Chris W. 2011. New Hampshire's Forests 2007. Resour. Bull. NRS-53. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 56 p. [DVD included].
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Brewer, Matt; Woodall, Christopher W.; Perry, Charles H.; Domke, Grant M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Tonya W.; Butler, Brett J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Gormanson, Dale. 2011. Iowa's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-52. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 48 p. [DVD included].
  • Raeker, Gus; Moser, W. Keith; Butler, Brett J.; Fleming, John; Gormanson, Dale D.; Hansen, Mark H.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morris, Mike; Treiman, Thomas B. 2011. Missouri's forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-54. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 55 p. [DVD included].
  • Rines, David; Kane, Brian; Kittredge, David B.; Ryan, H. Dennis P.; Butler, Brett. 2011. Measuring urban forestry performance and demographic associations in Massachusetts, USA. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
  • Woodall, Christopher W.; Webb, Mark N.; Wilson, Barry T.; Settle, Jeff; Piva, Ron J.; Perry, Charles H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hansen, Mark; Hatfield, Mark; Brand, Gary; Barnett, Charles. 2011. Indiana's Forests 2008. Resour. Bull. NRS-45. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 56 p. [CD included].
  • ​Markowski-Lindsay, Marla; Stevens, Thomas; Kittredge, David B.; Butler, Brett J.; Catanzaro, Paul; Dickinson, Brenton J. 2011. Barriers to Massachusetts forest landowner participation in carbon markets. Ecological Economics. 71: 180-190.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Boyce, Gordon; McWilliams, William; O'Connell, Barbara. 2010. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-46. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Boyce, Gordon; McWilliams, William; O'Connell, Barbara. 2010. Massachusetts' forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-47. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Martin, Christopher; McWilliams, William; O'Connell, Barbara. 2010. Connecticut's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-44. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p
  • Butler, Brett J.; Martin, Christopher; O'Connell, Barbara. 2010. Connecticut's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-45. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; McWilliams, William; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce. 2010. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-48. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce. 2010. Rhode Island's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-49. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Zhao, Ma; Kittredge, David B.; Catanzaro, Paul. 2010. Social versus biophysical availability of wood in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 27(4): 151-159.
  • Liknes, Greg C.; Nelson, Mark D.; Butler, Brett J. 2010. Public and private forest ownership in the conterminous United States. Chapter 6.. In: Eredics, Peter, ed. Mapping Forestry. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press: 21-24.
  • Lister, T.W.; Gladders, G.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Delaware's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-71. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Lister, T.W.; Perdue, J.; Butler, B.; Barnett, C.; O'Connell, B. 2010. Maryland's forest resources, 2008. Note NRS-69. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-51. Newtown Square, PA. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 5 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-53. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • McCaskill, G.L.; McWilliams, W.H.; Butler, B.J.; Meneguzzo, D.M.; Barnett, C.J.; Hansen, M.H. 2010. Maine's forest resources, 2007. Res. Note NRS-52. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Morin, R.S.; Butler, B.J.; De Geus, R. 2010. Vermont's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note. NRS-55. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Morin, R.S.; Butler, B.J.; Tansey, M. 2010. New Hampshire's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note. NRS-57. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Liknes, Greg C.; Butler, Brett J. 2010. Map of forest ownership in the conterminous United States. [Scale 1:7,500,000].. Res. Map NRS-2. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
  • Widmann, R.H.; Butler, B.J.; Balser, D. 2010. Ohio's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-63. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Widmann, R.H.; Butler, B.J.; Cook, G.W. 2010. West Virginia's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-61. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Widmann, R.H.; Butler, B.J.; Crawford, S. 2010. New York's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note. NRS-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Zheng, Daolan; Heath, Linda S.; Ducey, Mark J.; Butler, Brett. 2010. Relationships between major ownerships, forest aboveground biomass distributions, and landscape dynamics in the New England Region of USA. Environmental Management. 45: 377-386.
  • Bengston, David N.; Butler, Brett J.; Asah, Stanley T. 2009. Values and motivations of private forest owners in the United States: a framework based on open-ended responses in the national woodland owner survey. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 60-66.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Haugen, David E.; Little, Dick C.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2009. Illinois' Forests 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-29. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 114 p.
  • Haugen, David E.; Kangas, Michael; Crocker, Susan J.; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Butler, Brett J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Kaisershot, Dan J. 2009. North Dakota's forests 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-31. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 82 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Hansen, Mark H.; Butler, Brett J. 2009. Farmers' objectives toward their woodlands in the upper Midwest of the United States: implications for woodland volumes and diversity. Agroforestry Systems. 75: 49-60.
  • Moser, W.K.; Hansen, M.H.; Butler, B.J.; Atchison, R.L. 2009. Kansas' forest resources, 2008. Res. Note NRS-39. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Moser, W.K.; Hansen, M.H.; Butler, B.J.; Treiman, T.B. 2009. Missouri's forest resources, 2008. Res. Note. NRS-40. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Piva, Ronald J.; Moser, W. Keith; Haugan, Douglas D.; Josten, Gregory J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Hansen, Mark H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2009. South Dakota's forests 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-35. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 96 p.
  • Pugh, Scott A.; Hansen, Mark H.; Pedersen, Lawrence D.; Heym, Douglas C.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia; Perry, Charles H.; Haugen, David E.; Woodall, Christopher; Jepsen, Ed. 2009. Michigan's forests 2004. Resour. Bull. NRS-34. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 210 p.
  • Widmann, Richard H.; Balser, Dan; Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett J.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Lister, Tonya W.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Riemann, Rachel; Woodall, Christopher W. 2009. Ohio forests: 2006. Resour. Bull. NRS-36. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 119 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2008. Forest ownership patterns are changing. Naional Woodlands. spring: 8-9.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2008. Family Forest Owners of the United States, 2006. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-27. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 72 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Burnham, Charles; Goodnight, I. Ted; O'Connell, Barbara; Tirrell, Bryan. 2008. Massachusetts' Forest Resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-13. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Goodnight, I. Ted; Hochholzer, Helene F.; O'Connell, Barbara; Tirrell, Bryan. 2008. Connecticut's Forest Resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-15. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Goodnight, I. Ted; O'Connell, Barbara; Payton, Bruce; Tirrell, Bryan. 2008. Rhode Island's Forest Resources, 2006. Res. Note. NRS-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Haugen, David E.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Nebraska's forests, 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-27. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 94 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Reading, William H. IV; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Kansas forests 2005. Resour. Bull. NRS-26. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 125 p.
  • Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Everson, Vern A.; Brown, Ian K.; Cummings-Carlson, Jane; Dahir, Sally E.; Jepsen, Edward A.; Kovach, Joe; Labissoniere, Michael D.; Mace, Terry R.; Padley, Eunice A.; Rideout, Richard B.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Wisconsin's forests, 2004. Resour. Bull. NRS-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 104 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Tyrrell, Mary; Feinberg, Geoff; VanManen, Scott; Wiseman, Larry; Wallinger, Scott. 2007. Understanding and reaching family forest owners: lessons from social marketing research. Journal of Forestry. October/November: 348-357.
  • McWilliams, William H.; Cassell, Seth P.; Alerich, Carol L.; Butler, Brett J.; Hoppus, Michael L.; Horsley, Stephen B.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Morin, Randall S.; Perry, Charles H.; Westfall, James A.; Wharton, Eric H.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2007. Pennsylvania's Forest 2004. Resour. Bull. NRS-20. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 86 p.
  • Butler, Brett J. 2005. Generating Broad-Scale Forest Ownership Maps: A Closest-Neighbor Approach. In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; King, Susan L. 2005. Assessment and Mapping of Forest Parcel Sizes. In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Williams, Michael S.; Williams, Michael S. 2005. Design, implementation, and analysis methods for the National Woodland Owner Survey. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-336. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 43 p.
  • Lister, Andrew; Scott, Charles; King, Susan; Hoppus, Michael; Butler, Brett ; Griffith, Douglas. 2005. Strategies for Preserving Owner Privacy in the National Information Management System of the USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H.; Cieszewski, Chris J., eds. Proceedings of the fourth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 163-166
  • McWilliams, William H.; Butler, Brett J.; Caldwell, Laurence E.; Griffith, Douglas M.; Hoppus, Michael L.; Laustsen, Kenneth M.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Metzler, Jacob W.; Morin, Randall S.; Sader, Steven A.; Stewart, Lucretia B.; Steinman, James R.; Westfall, James, A.; Williams, David A.; Whitman, Andrew; Woodall, Christopher W.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2005. The forests of Maine: 2003. Resour. Bull. NE-164. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 188 p.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Leatherberry, Earl C.; Hansen, Mark H.; Butler, Brett. 2005. Farmers and woods: a look at woodlands and woodland-owner intentions in the heartland. Moser W.K., Leatherberry E.C., Hansen M.H. and Butler B. 2005. Farmers and woods: a look at woodlands and woodland owner intentions in the heartland. In: Brooks K.N. and Ffolliott P.F. (eds) Moving Agroforestry into the Mainstream. Proc. 9th N. Am. Agroforest. Conf., Rochester, MN. 12-15 June 2005 [CD-ROM]. Dept. Forest Resources, Univ. Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 14 p.
  • Woodall, Christopher; Johnson, Dan; Gallion, Joey; Perry, Charles; Butler, Brett; Piva, Ron; Jepsen, Ed; Nowak, Dave; Marshall, Phil. 2005. Indiana's forests 1999-2003 (Part A). Resour. Bull. NC-253A. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 94 p.
  • Alig, Ralph J.; Butler, Brett J. 2004. Projecting large-scale area changes in land use and land cover for terrestrial carbon analyses.. Environmental Management. 33(4): 443-456
  • Alig, Ralph J.; Butler, Brett J. 2004. Area changes for forest cover types in the United States, 1952 to 1997, with projections to 2050.. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-613. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 106 p
  • Butler, Brett J.; Leatherberry, Earl C. 2004. America's family forest owners. Journal of Forestry. 102(7):4-9.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Swenson, Jennifer J.; Alig, Ralph J. 2004. Forest fragmentation in the Pacific Northwest: quantification and correlations. Forest Ecology and Management. 189: 363-373.
  • Conner, Roger C.; Adams, Tim; Butler, Brett J.; Bechtold, William A.; Johnson, Tony G.; Oswalt, Sonja N.; Smith, Gretchen; Will-Wolf, Susan; Woodall, Christopher W. 2004. The state of South Carolina's forests, 2001. Resour. Bull. SRS-96. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 67 p.
  • Alig, Ralph; Mills, John; Butler, Brett. 2002. Private timberlands: growing demands, shrinking land base.. Journal of Forestry. 6 p
  • Barnett, Charles; Butler, Brett; Dolan, Paul; Dupree, Thomas; Emery, Marla; Lister, Andrew; Lister, Tonya; Ricard, Paul; Sparks, Catherine; Wharton, Eric; Widmann, Richard. 2002. The Forests of Rhode Island. NE-INF-155-02. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 24 p.
  • Butler, Brett J.; Stanfield, Brooks J. 2002. Land ownership dynamics in the Big Elk Valley in Oregon during the 20th century.. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-531. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 25 p
  • Kline, Jeffrey D.; Butler, Brett J.; Alig, Ralph J. 2002. Tree planting in the south: what does the future hold.. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 26(2): 99-107
  • Birch, Thomas W.; Butler, Brett J.; Butler, Brett J. 2001. Private forest-land owners of New York: 1980 and 1994. Resour. Bull. NE-153. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 75 p.
  • Alig, Ralph J.; Zheng, Daolan; Spies, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J. 2000. Forest cover dynamics in the Pacific Northwest west side: regional trends and predictions.. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-522. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 22 p

Research Datasets

  • Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C. 2017. Forest ownership in the conterminous United States circa 2014: distribution of seven ownership types - geospatial dataset. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2017-0007.
  • Hewes, Jaketon H.; Butler, Brett J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Nelson, Mark D.; Snyder, Stephanie A. 2014. Public and private forest ownership in the conterminous United States: distribution of six ownership types - geospatial dataset. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2014-0002.
  • Nelson, Mark D.; Liknes, Greg C.; Butler, Brett J. 2010. Forest ownership in the conterminous United States: ForestOwn_v1 geospatial dataset. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2010-0002.

National Research Highlights

Forest Ownership map. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Understanding the National Woodland Owners Survey

Year: 2016

An estimated 11 million family forest ownerships control 36 percent of the forestland across the United States, more land than any other ownership group. The Forestry Inventory and Analysis program conducts the National Woodland Owner Survey to understand: who these owners are; why they own their land; what they have done with it in the past; and what they intend to do with it in the future.

Family forestland owners.  Thinkstock.com

Family Forest Owners See the Trees, Not the Forest

Year: 2015

Family forest owners, people who own more forest land in the U.S. than any other group, do not perceive themselves as owning “forests.” Working with the Sustaining Family Forest Initiative and other partners, Forest Service scientists with the Family Forest Research Center have found that family forest owners’ perceptions focus on the trees, not the forest.

U.S. forest ownership map. Jake Hewes, USDA Forest Service

Forest Ownership Map of the Conterminous United States

Year: 2014

Nearly two-thirds of the forests of the conterminous U.S. are privately owned, not publicly owned, as many assume. To help clear up this understanding, Forest Service scientists have created a map and a spatial data product to help illustrate the distribution of forest ownership across the nation.

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