Private forest investment and softwood production in the U.S. South

  • Authors: Wear, David N.
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-237. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
  • DOI: 10.2737/RM-GTR-237

Abstract

A capital accounting approach is used to measure the net effects of land area change, forest type conversion, and direct investment on timber assets in the U.S. South from 1952 to 1992. The resulting measure of net forest investment indicates asset growth on the lands held by forest industry but net disinvestment on all other private lands. Results also reflect uncertainty about investment and production from this latter group. The historical analysis informs projections of forest investment to the year 2040.

  • Citation: Wear, David N. 1993. Private forest investment and softwood production in the U.S. South. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-237. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RM-GTR-237.
  • Keywords: forest investment, timber production, forest economics, capital accounting, RPA
  • Posted Date: May 13, 2022
  • Modified Date: May 17, 2022
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