Mechanized firms indicated higher proportions of their stumpage came from county and state forests, while non-mechanized firms reported a higher portion from non-industrial private forests
The mills have become an important source of income for non-industrial private forest
landowners who own pulpwood that was previously marketable.
In a state that's more than half forested--with 12 million acres in the hands of non-industrial private forest
landowners--getting the word out about sound forest management is more than just a good idea--it's a priority.
In addition to the forestland in the public domain at the state level, state foresters help manage private lands owned by the approximately 10 million non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners in the United States.
It was found that average responses for all 212 respondents are all highly significantly different (p [less than] 0.001) from neutral (3.0 on a 5-point scale) on the need to certify tropical, industrial private, and non-industrial private forests.
Scott Wallinger of Westvaco indicated in a recent speech, industry is going to have to develop new and better procurement and harvesting options and controls if it is to expand open-market procurement with a new breed of non-industrial private forest
owner as well as from public forests.
* With the President's sponsorship, legislative action in the final session of the 100th Congress, which included a near doubling of the programs that assist non-industrial private forest
landowners and an increasingly well-balanced national forest program, looked like an AFA wish list!
USDA programs that provide education, technical and financial assistance to non-industrial private forest
owners should be expanded, with a target of doubling their total effort by 1990.