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Title: Nontimber forest products management on national forests in the United States.

Author: McLain, Rebecca J.; Jones, Eric T.

Date: 2005

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-655. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 85 p

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This study provides an overview of nontimber forest products (NTFP) programs on national forests in the United States. We conducted an email survey in 2003 to obtain data on NTFP management activities on national forests across the country. Program characteristics examined in the study included important NTFPs managed on national forests, presence of NTFP coordinators and law enforcement programs on ranger districts, incorporation of NTFPs into forest planning documents, presence of NTFP inventory and monitoring programs, managers’ views on barriers to and opportunities for including NTFP harvesters in NTFP inventory and monitoring efforts, and managers’ perceptions of barriers to expanding commercial NTFP harvesting. The data indicate that the agency is constructing a foundation for scientific NTFP management. The study identifies lack of funding and internal administrative capacity as key barriers to adequate incorporation of NTFPs in Forest Service planning, inventory, and monitoring.

Keywords: Nontimber forest products, forest planning, inventory and monitoring, biodiversity conservation, special forest products

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McLain, Rebecca J.; Jones, Eric T. 2005. Nontimber forest products management on national forests in the United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-655. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 85 p

 


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