Planning Family Forests: How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family

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Description: This book is geared toward family forest owners and serves as an important tool for students studying forestry and forest management. The book contains stories of forest-owning families representing every major timber type in the United States. Their narratives tell the trials, missteps and successes of an older generation of woodland owners sufficiently committed to keeping their family forests productive, devoted to forest benefits, while also maintaining the environmental quality of woodland landscapes. Chapters, 17 in all, describe the problems facing family forest owners in America: that parcelization of forests leads to fragmentation of purpose. Unless current titleholders take steps to keep forests intact, there is a high probability that heirs will liquidate.
Author/Producer: Thom J. McEvoy - Professor Emeritus of Extension Forestry, University of Vermont
Published by Forestry Press, Inc.
Topic Areas Covered: Family forests, forest management, land trusts, intergenerational forestland transfers
Resource Type: Book
For Grade Levels: High school, college and adult
Publication Date: 2013
Length: 286 pages, including 40 full-color, high-res. photos
Cost: $35, 40% bulk discount on orders of over 50 books (plus shipping)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English
Educational or Informational: Informational
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Geographic Location: United States
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Author/Producer Contact: Forestry Press, Inc.
Address: 4820 Smokey Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone: 855-883-5263

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  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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