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Across the U.S., the logging industry population has declined for the last two decades. USDA Forest Service scientist Mathew Smidt contributed to a study investigating changes in employment and profitability in the logging industry. Mingtao He, a graduate student at Auburn University, led the study.
- Extreme precipitation-based vulnerability assessment of road-crossing drainage structures in forested watersheds using an integrated environmental modeling approach
Panda, S.S.; Amatya, D.M.; Grace, J.M.; Caldwell, P.; Marion, D.A.
- Groundwater and surface-water contamination susceptibility determination through automated geospatial models using combined modeling approach of DRASTIC and RUSLE
Reeves, Zach; Panda, Sudhanshu S.; Pilgrim, Zach; Quyang, Ying; Grace, Johnny M. III; Amatya, Devendra M.
- An Evaluation of Woody Biomass and Pulpwood Market Competition within a Range of Procurement Distances
Parajuli, Manisha; Hiesl, Patrick; Smidt, Mathew; Mitchell, Dana.
- Logging industry in the United States: employment and profitability
He, Mingtao; Smidt, Mathew; Li, Wenying; Zhang, Yaoqi.
- Issue and opportunities for salvaging storm damaged wood
Mitchell, Dana; Smidt, Mathew; McDonald, Tim; Elder, Tom.