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Title: Size of forest holdings and family forests: implications for forest management in South Carolina.

Author: Williams, Brian; Straka, Thomas; Harper, Richard;

Date: 2012

Source: South Carolina Forestry 2012(3):4-5

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: There are about 11.3 million private forest owners in the United States; of those, 10.4 million are family forest owners who control 62% of the nation's private timberland. South Carolina has about 262,000 family forest owners who control almost two-thirds of the state's private timberland (Butler, 2008). In the recent past, these ownerships were generally called nonindustrial private forests (NI PF). Due to development and growth of various corporate ownerships, the definition of NIPF became muddled. Today this unincorporated individual, family trust estate, and partnership-owned timberland is called family forests.

Keywords: forest management, trends, forest tract

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Williams, B.L.; Straka, T.J.; Harper, R.A. 2012. Size of forest holding and family forests: implications for forest management in South Carolina. South Carolina Forestry 2012(3):4-5.


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