Forestry cooperatives: what today's resource professionals need to know. Proceedings of a satellite conference; 2003 November 18
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St. Paul, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 62 p.
Nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land represents approximately 48 percent of the forest land cover in the United States, and conscientious stewardship of these forests is a perennial issue facing natural resource professionals. In an attempt to draw on the strengths of NIPF ownership, some entrepreneurial forest landowners are developing forest landowner cooperatives. In this proceedings of a satellite conference, we present information designed to help natural resource professionals and cooperative development specialists to: (1) gain a better understanding of cooperatives and a deeper insight into some of the successes and challenges of cooperatives; (2) evaluate whether the forestry cooperative model is right for your area and, if so, how to further the discussion locally; (3) see how cooperatives can complement other landowner assistance programs such as Tree Farm, Forest Stewardship, and woodland owner associations; and (4) hear first hand about the experiences of forestry cooperative initiatives in Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Washington.
Keywordsnonindustrial private forest landowner; landowner assistance; co-op; landowner associations
Jakes, P. 2006. Forestry cooperatives: what today''s resource professionals need to know. Proceedings of a satellite conference; 2003 November 18. St. Paul, MN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 62 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NC-GTR-266.