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Title: The forest-land owners of New York

Author: Birch, Thomas W.;

Date: 1983

Source: Res. Bull. NE-78. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 80p.

Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)

Description: Information about the attitudes and objectives of the private forest-land owners is essential to understanding New York's forest resources. Ninety-four percent of New York's 15.4 million acres of commercial forest land is in 506,500 private ownerships. Eighty-nine percent of these ownerships are individual and joint ownerships. A majority, 66 percent of these owners, live within a mile of their nearest tract and 84 percent own only one tract. Benefits other than timber production are most important to New York's landowners, but 45 percent of the ownerships have harvested timber from their land. Only 36 percent of the ownerships permit some form of recreational use of their land by the public, these units have 45 percent of the private forest land.

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Birch, Thomas W. 1983. The forest-land owners of New York. Res. Bull. NE-78. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 80p.


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