Trees Brett Cole
Research & Policy

Forestland for Sale: Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation over the Next Ten Years (2008)

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The northeast corner of the United States and adjacent lands stretching into Canada boast one of the world’s largest temperate forests: 33 million acres, 26 million of those acres within U.S. borders. For most of the past 300 years, this forest was cut and managed to produce lumber and paper products with industrial timber companies controlling the land, forests, mills and water.

This 2008 report examines how the new owners manage the land, the implications for conservation efforts and what is needed to protect working forest landscapes.
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