You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Changes in commercial forest area in Oregon and Washington 1945-70.
Author: Bolsinger, Charles L.;
Source: Res. Bull. PNW-RB-046. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Description: Between 1945 and 1970, nearly 1 million acres of commercial forest land: in Oregon and Washington were converted to nonforest uses. Road construction was the leading cause; urban and industrial expansion the second most important cause. Other significant causes of forest loss were agricultural clearing, powerline clearing, and construction of reservoirs and other bodies of water. An additional 362,000 acres of commercial forest have been set aside in reserved areas. Several changes in the ownership pattern of forest land have occurred, including an increase in National Forest and forest industry land and a decrease in Indian and farmer-owned land.
Keywords: Forest ownership, forest conversion
- 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.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Bolsinger, Charles L. 1973. Changes in commercial forest area in Oregon and Washington 1945-70. Res. Bull. PNW-RB-046. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility