Adapting to a Changing Landscape: How Wisconsin Loggers Persist in an Era of Parcelization | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2014
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AGRIS:US201600055976
Pages: 
273-280

The average forest landowner in Wisconsin owns fewer than 30 acres, and in 2014, landowners with as few as 10 acres of forestland were eligible to enroll in a tax program that required periodic timber harvests. These factors point to a need for loggers capable of profitably harvesting small parcels of timber. A series of in-person interviews were conducted with representatives of 15 Wisconsin logging firms previously identified as successful at harvesting small parcels of timber. Ninety-two percent of mechanized loggers had harvested parcels of 10 acres and smaller within the past year. Eighty-five percent of mechanized loggers were willing to harvest parcels as small as 5 acres assuming that only a short move (

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Conrad, Joseph L. IV

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