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Small-scale, private lands forestry in the Lake States

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Fernholz, Kathryn

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2004

Publication

In: Palik, Brian; Levy, Louise, eds. Proceedings of the Great Lakes silviculture summit. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 28-32.

Abstract

Of the approximately 750 million acres of forests in the United States, approximately 46 percent is classified as "nonindustrial private forest" (NIPF). These are lands owned by private individuals, jointly or through family partnerships. According to the most recent USDA survey, there are 10,565,000 private woodland owners in the United States, collectively owning 392,731,000 acres of forest. The numbers also show that of these 10.5 million landowners, the vast majority own less than 50 acres. Specifically, 6.3 million own less than 10 acres and nearly 3 million more own between 10 and 50 acres (USDA 2003*).

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Fernholz, Kathryn. 2004. Small-scale, private lands forestry in the Lake States. In: Palik, Brian; Levy, Louise, eds. Proceedings of the Great Lakes silviculture summit. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-254. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 28-32.

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