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Timber harvest levels for national forests -

United States. General Accounting Office

Timber harvest levels for national forests -

how good are they? : report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest reserves -- United States.,
  • Logging -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 49 p. ;
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17817796M

    Timber from forest (as defined in Section of the Forest Act) in National Forest Reserve: Timber from state-owned forests in National Forest Reserves, managed by the state, state-owned enterprise, individuals, or corporations. Permission and documents related to harvesting vary by species. The National Forest Management Act _____ national forest land. a. was passed by the Bush administration in to loosen environmental protections and restricting public oversight of b. was passed in with the intent to ensure multiple use and sustainable yield of national forests c. offers subsidies to timber companies for road building on.

      Timber sale levels on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest reached million board feet in fiscal year , a level of sales not seen since the early s. The fiscal year was also the sixth year in a row timber sales have increased in the forest.   The Forest Service is currently identifying “priority areas” on the National Forests that need to be treated (read logged). A provision of the Farm Bill gives the agency the ability to expedite logging projects, including in roadless areas, designed to reduce fuels and prevent the chance of “uncontrollable wildfires.”Author: Brett Haverstick.

    involved in timber harvesting. Updated Green Book Provides an Important Reference for Logging Professionals, Foresters, and Woodland Owners and Managers. This bulletin updates and expands a publication from the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Forest Service entitled Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines for Forest Operations inFile Size: KB. Forest Harvest Levels in Minnesota. Effects of Selected Forest Management Practices. on Sustained Timber Yields. Christopher R Schwalm. Research Scientist. Technical Report. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Original Ap Last Revision J


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Timber harvest levels for national forests - by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Increasing concerns have been expressed by Congress, the timber industry, environmentalists, and timber-dependent communities about the amount of timber being harvested from national forests. Some believe that the Forest Service should increase its level of cutting timber in order to reduce losses, increase supplies, and reduce unemployment.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. General Accounting Office. Timber harvest levels for national forests. [Washington]: U.S. General Accounting Office, Harvest Trends on National Forest System Lands. A report that displays acres of National Forest System lands (NFS) where commercial timber sales were accomplished by year,and by harvest method.

See the Timber harvest levels for national forests - book Trends Report (PDF, KB). Forest Products Cut and Sold from the National Forests and Grasslands.

FY National Summary Cut and Sold Data and Graph (PDF, KB). Cut and Sold reports show total volumes and values of all convertible forest products sold and harvested from the National Forest System lands and National Grasslands agency-wide, and by organizational unit. Logging on national forests, many of them located in the West, is a shadow of its former self.

One of the clearest trends we found in our research was the decline in the timber harvest reported by the U.S. Forest Service, as shown in the graphic below (click to enlarge) and on our forestry dashboard. Prior to creation of the Forest Service inthe activity was largely unregulated in the.

I do not know anyone who would suggest we return to the era of harvesting 12 billion board feet of timber per year from our national forests. But the unfortunate reality is that those not-so-long-ago days are still fresh in the minds of many, feeding residual distrust and conflict.

Established inThe Forest Service is steeped in history, conflict, strong personalities (including Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot), and the challenges of managing million acres of national forests and grasslands. This unique federal agency is one that combines forest management with wildlife, fish, recreation, mining, grazing, and hundreds of other uses.

GOP pushing for more logging in national forests to set first-ever minimum timber-harvest targets for each national forest. minimum harvest levels. Americans’ view of national forests. If the timber industry in Alaska is looking to harvest more trees, the Trump administration's proposal to open roadless areas in Tongass National Forest to logging might not be the way to get there.

This annual report tells you the volume of logs that were harvested from public and private forests. Washington State Timber Harvest Reports ( KB PDF) (XLSX). Illegal loggers ‘cook the books’ to harvest Amazon’s most valuable tree systems within a national timber inventory and tracking system known as Sinaflor.

in the state-level. National forest 59 5 5 50 Timber land 39 4 4 31 Reserved forest 11 1 0 10 Other forest 9 0 0 9 Other public 69 12 5 51 Timber land 20 9 4 7 Reserved forest 9 3 1 6 Other forest 39 0 0 38 Forest industry 27 6 15 6 Timber land 27 6 15 6 Reserved forest 0 0 0 - Other forest Other private 46 61 39 Timber land 45 58 14 Reserved forest File Size: KB.

Timber harvest from nonfederal forests is expected to rise through by 47 percent over levels, an additional billion cubic feet of harvested wood. Expected declines in harvest from national forests and other public ownerships will temper the overall increase in harvest.

Deforestation is a major environmental issue, while demand for timber products increases rapidly in the developing world. One can thus wonder whether forest harvesting is sustainable worldwide, or if demand for timber products is fulfilled with the products from by: sales and builds roads, Companies log and sell the timber for profit ;National forest harvesting has declined;Regrown forests are ecologically less valuable We harvest timber by several methods: Most timber has been harvested by ____-_______, in which all trees in an area are cut at once.

The amount of biomass stored in forest ecosystems is a result of past natural disturbances, forest management activities, and current structure and composition such as age class distributions.

Although natural disturbances are projected to increase in their frequency and severity on a global scale in the future, forest management and timber harvesting decisions continue to be made at local Cited by: 3.

On national forest lands, on the other hand, harvest is a much smaller percentage of total inventory, much less than 1 percent per year. But, because the older federal forests are growing much more slowly than the younger industrial forests, the net change on federal lands is still a fairly small annual gain.

However, the substantive content of the national forest management planning experiment now seems to have been reduced to a single num­ ber: the allowable sale quantity (ASQ) of timber that each national for­ 1'"­ est is able to provide over the 10 to 15 year planning period.

The. 13,)File Size: 1MB. For sustainability, age at culmination should be matched to rotation of timber harvesting, so it follows that San Juan's forests are being harvested 2 to 3 times too rapidly (turning over ever 45 years vs years).

From this comparison of timber productivity, we should become very vigilant of the trends in timber harvesting in San Juan. Forest Research Timber Harvest—Cutting Practices Fire Control public of the interesting early history of the Willamette National Forest.

This book, the result of several years of intensive research and writing about the Willamette, for people to influence decisions from the project level to the forest level. Attention: Timber Sale Auctions Due to ongoing efforts to maintain social distancing in the wake of the COVID outbreak, upcoming auctions will be conducted remotely following the guidelines in the WA DNR March Timber Sales Auction Announcement #4 March Auctions - 3/18/ Purchaser Extension Letter & Guidance - New 5/1/ View a list of additional operational.Northeast Forests, LLC was founded in in the Adirondack Mountains and is now celebrating 25 years in business.

Over the years we have worked at the local, state and national level in solving problems, transfer technology and innovate new methods.His plan included an annual harvest of billion board feet of timber in the national forests of western Washington, western Oregon, and northern California; the establishment of old-growth reserves and conservation areas to protect threatened species; some salvage logging and thinning; and funds to aid lumber workers and timber-dependent.