You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Increment contracts: southern experience and potential use in the Appalachians
Author: Zinn, Gary W.; Miller, Gary W.
Source: Journal of Forestry. 82(12): 747-749.
Description: Increment contracts are long-term timber management contracts in which landowners receive regular payments based on the average annual growth of wood their land is capable of producing. Increment contracts have been used on nearly 500,000 acres of private forests in the South. Southern experience suggests that several changes in the contract would improve its utility: the contract period should be shortened, the percentage of annual growth used to determine payments to landowners should be reduced, and payments should be based on published stumpage or product price reports. With these changes, there would be opportunities for, and benefits of, using increment contracts in the central Appalachians. In the near future, increment contracts may be used in parts of the Appalachians where competition for stumpage is keen.
View or Print this Publication (280 KB)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
Zinn, Gary W.; Miller, Gary W. 1984. Increment contracts: southern experience and potential use in the Appalachians. Journal of Forestry. 82(12): 747-749.
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility