Title page for ETD etd-05072002-105937


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Vokoun, Melinda Marie
URN etd-05072002-105937
Title Non-industrial Landowners, the Incentive to Forego Harvesting, and the Importance of Scale of Activities
Degree Master of Science
Department Forestry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Amacher, Gregory S. Committee Chair
Prisley, Stephen P. Committee Member
Sullivan, Jay Committee Member
Keywords
  • non-industrial forest landowners
  • reservation price
  • harvesting
Date of Defense 2002-04-24
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Despite all that has been written regarding NIPF landowners, there have not been any studies providing a clear examination of willingness to harvest using a range of harvesting prices. An interesting problem that has not been previously examined is the determination of the relationship between the decision to harvest and the characteristics of owners and their land, such as preferences, landowner type (absentee vs. resident), site qualities, that function in determining potential scale of harvesting activities. This study examines which of these characteristics are important in landowner decisions regarding timber harvesting. Landowner access to land and preferences regarding land use are important in the decision to forego harvesting, while landowner type (absentee vs. resident), access to land, and preferences regarding land use are important in determining scale activities.
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