Below-cost timber sales

analysis of a forest policy issue by Schuster, Ervin G.

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station in Ogden, UT

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StatementErvin G. Schuster, J. Greg Jones.
SeriesGeneral technical report INT -- 183.
ContributionsJones, J. Greg., Intermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah)
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Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
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William F. Hyde. Duke and Virginia Tech Universities, retired Book. Jan ; The global economics of forestry. Below-Cost Timber Sales: Impact on Timber Prices. Article. Jan ; The. subsidize local irrigators, ranchers, miners, and timber companies. * Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. This Article is based on remarks delivered at Northwestern School of Law's "Conceiving the West" conference on Thanks to David Voluck, Class of , NorthwesternCited by: "There are other direct economic benefits to ending commercial logging on federal lands. Ending below-cost timber sales and eliminating costly road maintenance will save the federal government, and the taxpayers, millions of dollars. Ending the bloated timber-sale planning bureaucracy in the Forest Service and BLM will save additional millions. 3) below-cost timber prices in national forests increases pressure for timber cutting in national & state forests and have little effect on consumer costs of lumber and paper 4) after timber companies deplete the timber and move to other areas, communities relying heavily on 25% of the proceeds from national forest timber sales experience.

Folder 6: Congressional Testimony on Forest Service Budget and Below-Cost Timber Sales, Folder 7: Completed, Signed, Public Opinion Polls on Clearcutting. Folder 8: Wilderness Society Report, Folder 9: WNC Alliance Forest Management Force Meeting Notes, Continental Wildways. Wildlife habitat connections need to be protected at all scales and in all regions (Soule and Terborgh ). For starters, conservation may gain in the near term by focusing on the broad swaths of lands and waters along regions that remain relatively intact, due to topographic or climatic factors (Foreman ). “The Forest Service timber program was in the black when they were cutting 5 or 6 billion board-feet of Douglas fir and pine in Washington, Oregon and California.   The only reason many of these timber sales are "below cost" is because the taxpayer requires a huge amount of professional resources to be allocated to each sale for NEPA purposes. If a private landowner owned such lands, many of these sales could be carried out with a profit, even after subtracting the cost of a professional consulting forester.

Distributive Effects of Forest Service Attempts to Maintain Community Stability the price it receives and may produce below-cost timber sales (Daniels and This book traces the economic and. Article: "Below Cost Timber Sales", American Forests, Book: Selling the Federal Lands (assisted the author), Resources for the Future, Book: Productivity Effects of Cropland Erosion (coauthor), Resources for the Future, The U.S. Forest Service is notorious for providing “below cost timber” sales in our National Forests. Corruption and bribery characterize logging operations around the world. Friends of the Earth England and Friends of the Earth Ghana combined efforts to show that lumber in Ghana was being extracted, but taxes were not being paid on the. Gorte -Cost Timber Sales: An Overview The Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC () CRS Report for Congress, Order Code RL 11 pAuthor: Pete Bettinger, Krista Merry, Mehmet Demirci, Anna M. Klepacka.

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Below-Cost Timber Sales: An Overview Financial losses from timber sales by the USDA Forest Service (FS) have been a persistent concern.

1 The possibility of losses was first raised in a report that caught the attention of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Schuster, Ervin G. Below-cost timber sales. Ogden, UT: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shands, William E. Below-cost timber sales in the broad context of national forest management. Washington, D.C.: Conservation Foundation, ©   Tom Barlow, who coined the term “below-cost timber sales,” left the Natural Resources Defense Council in to move to Kentucky where he, improbably, managed to get himself elected to Congress for one term.

Soon after that, his associate Gloria Helfand, who gathered most of the data for NRDC’s forest-by-forest analysis of timber profitability, ran off to Berkeley to get her Ph.D. Reid, Below-Cost Timber Sales: A No-Answer Policy Question.

12 Western Wildlands 22 (). Daniels and Daniels, The Impact of Below-Cost Timber Sales On Community Stability, 12 Western Wildla 27 ().

Dowdle, Below-Cost Timber Sales: A Macro View, 12 Western Wildlands 31 () Risbrudt, supra note 4. Political pressures exist to increase the economic efficiency of timber management and production on the national forests managed by the USDA Forest Service.

There is growing belief both outside and within the Forest Service that current levels of timber production, and most particularly uneconomic timber production, should be reduced. Many argue that eliminating uneconomic timber Cited by: 2.

In his preface, author Harold Steen updates the book with discussions of the spotted owl issue; wilderness and roadless areas; new research on habitat, biodiversity, and fire prevention; below-cost timber sales; and workplace diversity in a male-oriented field.

ISBN hardcover (): $ ISBN softcover (): $ The U.S. Forest Service celebrates its centennial in With a new preface by the author, this edition of Harold K.

Steen’s classic history (originally published in ) provides a broad perspective on the Service’s administrative and policy controversies and by: Timber sales from state forests generated $ million in income over the period, while sales from Montana’s ten national forests yielded a loss of nearly $42 million over the same period, before the forests made mandatory payments to the state.

After all, it was below-cost timber sales that were clear cutting the national forests, subsidized hurricane insurance that was supporting development on the barrier islands protecting southeastern coastlines, and the government’s blanket aerial spraying of DDT that was killing birds.

Below Cost Timber Sales in the Broad Context of National Forest Management (A Research report from the Conservation Foundation) Paperback Policies for the lake states forests: Final report of the Lake States Forest Policy Workshop, held at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Febru 13, 14, Tom Barlow, who coined the term “below-cost timber sales,” left the Natural Resources Defense Council in to move to Kentucky where he, improbably, managed to get himself elected to Congress for one term.

Soon after that, his associate Gloria Helfand, who gathered most of the data for NRDC’s forest-by-forest analysis of timber profitability, ran off to Berkeley to get her Ph.D. Recommended Citation. Daniels, S.E. and B.J. Daniels. The impact of below cost timber sales on community stability, Western Wildlands, 12(1)Author: Steven E.

Daniels, B. Daniels. Below-cost timber sales - sales where the federal government makes less from the sale than it cost to build access roads and sell the timber - emerged as a controversy in national forest management as the nation's economy came under stress in the late s.

Inthe Forest Service asked The Conservation Foundation to look at the below-cost. Below-cost timber sales: analysis of a forest policy issue / (Ogden, UT: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, []), by Ervin G. Schuster, J. Greg Jones, and Intermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah) (page images at HathiTrust).

Below cost timber sales, over-grazing of public lands, licensing of the airways, patenting of organisms. American films, television programs, and advertising shape the appetites of citizens everywhere. Book Reviews. Podcasts. Some timber theft involves no more than a pickup truck full of purloined firewood.

ending the below-cost timber sales that mean more than one-third of all national. The Conservative Case for the Environment. Likewise, the Forest Service loses hundreds of millions of dollars every year in below-cost timber sales. “Subsidized Timber Sales Raise Public-Benefit Issue, ” The Christian Science Monitor (J ), 10– But see Slocum, Forest Service's Sales of Timber Below Cost Stir Increasing Debate.

Wall St. J., Apat I, col. I (arguing that it is the government's below-cost timber sales that have become the rallying cry for environmental groups, sportsmen, and some small private timber owners).

And, after many months of negotiation between economic interests and environmental zealots about how to best protect wolves and scenic rivers, harvesting in northern Minnesota forests is now being jeopardized by a slick phrase called "below-cost timber sales," which is just a surrogate issue to "stop cutting on public agency administered.

In this book, Bowes and Krutilla bring together what is known and relevant about valuing the nonmarket services of the public forests and propose a new theoretical framework that allows multiple uses, the biological dynamics of the forest, and the institutional and economic realities of public forest management to be taken into account in forest planning and by: When they talk about local control, though, they really mean transferring public assets to their friends in big business — oil, gas, copper, coal and timber.

Back in the s, President Reagan and his secretary of the Interior, James Watt, tried to privatize Western federal lands, but the Sagebrush Rebellion was beaten back by the hunting.

In his book, The Forest Service, Robinson () describes the range Based on the recommendations from the review of below-cost timber sales (USDA Forest Service c), the GAO made it clear that the timber harvesting program on National Forests should compare actual costs and. Below-cost timber sales were high on his list of government boondoggles.

We agree on these failings. His cure was familiar too: replace the "bad" people in the Forest Service with new, "good" people; and instill the Forest Service with a new corporate culture that respects environmental values, placing them ahead of logging and exploitation.

Although the nonfiction book should be full of definite facts, the author can add some emotions to make this memoir or chronic and not so bored. It is a perfect literature for studying.

Below Cost Timber Sales Hearing Before the by Nutrition United States C 8 /. Below-Cost Timber Sales Appeals Pacific Yew Management Grazing Fees Mining Law Reform Wilderness International Forestry Wild and Scenic River Bills Lands Issues That May Be Addressed by the rd Congress Changes in rd Congress Membership and Committee Assignments Changes in Membership Changes in Committee Assignments.

Timber sales are nothing more than tools the scientist uses to achieve management goals and objectives. If the only goal is to produce wood products there should be no below-cost sales.

If on the other hand, the scientist defines other management goals, with their public’s, a below cost sale may be the most cost efficient tool to achieve the.

before the Forests and Forest Health Subcommittee of the House Resources Committee Ap For more than thirty years, national forest management has been a source of controversy and community strife.

Environmentalists have focused on clearcutting, below-cost timber sales. Complete a financial analysis of each timber sale project alternative at Gate 2. A timber sale project may include one or more timber sales or permit areas. An economic analysis of each alternative may be completed, if needed to compare the cost efficiency of each alternative.

See section 13 for descriptions of financial and economic analyses. the controversy over below-cost timber sales. Editor Charles Davis himself wrote the next chapter, Politics and Rangeland Policy.

As in the forestry chapter, a dramatic tale enfolds: thirty years of futile attempts to raise grazing fees for public land grazing.

The. In andenvironmentalists launched a series of lawsuits claiming that federal timber sales harmed spotted owls and thus violated the Endangered Species Act. The courts agreed and halted most logging in Northwest national forests, angering timber-dependent communities and setting in motion a search for a compromise.].

The two organizations have worked together to promote water markets (programs for buying and selling water rights in the thirsty West), to end .It takes about five years to establish a timber sale, Crandall said, and those sales are environmentally studied before being approved by the Forest Service.

He believes environmental groups are abusing the appeals process—simply appealing every sale, regardless of the consequences.