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RM-GTR-199: An analysis of the timber situation in the United States: 1989-2040


Haynes, Richard W., coord. 1990. An analysis of the timber situation in the United States: 1989-2040 - A Technical document supporting the 1989 USDA Forest Service RPA assessment. Genernal Technical Report RM-199. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 268 p.

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA), P.L. 93-378, 88 Star. 475, as amended, directed the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare a Renewable Resources Assessment by December 31, 1975, with an update in 1979 and each 10th year thereafter. This Asessment is to include "an analysis of present and anticipated uses, demand for, and supply of the renewable resources of forest, range, and other associated lands with consideration of the international resource situation, and an emphasis of pertinent supply, demand and price relationship trends" (Sec. 3.(a)).

The 1989 RPA Assessment is the third prepared in response to the RPA legislation. It is composed of 12 documents, including this one. The summary Assessment document presents an overview of analyses of the present situation and the outlook for the land base, outdoor recreation and wilderness, wildlife and fish, forest-range grazing, minerals, timber, and water. Complete analyses for each of these resources are contained in seven supporting technical documents. There are also technical documents presenting information on interactions among the various resources, the basic assumptions for the Assessment, a description of Forest Service programs, and the evolving use and management of the Nation's forests, grasslands, croplands, and related resources.

The Forest Service has been carrying out resource analyses in the United States for over a century. Congressional interest was first expressed in the Appropriations Act of August 15, 1876, which provided $2,000 for the employment of an expert to study and report on forest conditions. Between that time and 1974, Forest Service analysts prepared a number of assessments of the timber resource situation intermittently in response to emerging issues and perceived needs for better resource information. The 1974 RPA legislation established a periodic reporting requirement and broadened the resource coverage from timber to all renewable resources from forest and rangelands.

Keywords: timber resource situation, Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, RPA, land base, outdoor recreation and wilderness, wildlife and fish, forest-range grazing, minerals, timber, water


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Contents
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Chapter 1. Overview
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Chapter 2. Recent trends in the consumption of timber products
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Chapter 3. Domestic timber resources forest land areas
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Chapter 4. Economic importance of the timber processing industries
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Chapter 5. International trade in forest products trends in u.s. trade in forest products
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Chapter 6. Major demand and supply assumptions basic assumptions
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Chapter 7. Projected timber demand/supply relationships
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Chapter 8. Alternative futures
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Chapter 9. Opportunities for increasing productivity on timberlands
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Chapter 10. Opportunities to change timber demand through altered timber utilization
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References
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Appendix A. Glossary of forest inventory terms used in the assessment
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Title: RM-GTR-199: An analysis of the timber situation in the United States: 1989-2040
Electronic Publish Date: October 14, 2005
Last Update:
August 2, 2007

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