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Published on January 7, 2008

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Forest Parcelization and Forest Fragmentation in the U.S., Northeast, and Vermont:  Forest Parcelization and Forest Fragmentation in the U.S., Northeast, and Vermont Brett J. Butler U.S. Forest Service Forest Fragmentation and Parcelization Roundtable September 18, 2006 – Vermont Technical College Outline:  Outline What? So what? Why? When? Where? What next? What?:  What? Size of Forest Landholdings (Owners):  Size of Forest Landholdings (Owners) Parcel Size (Acres) Owners (Millions) Size of Forest Landholdings (Area):  Size of Forest Landholdings (Area) Parcel Size (Acres) Acres (Millions) So what?:  So what? Ownership Objectives:  Ownership Objectives Parcel Size (Acres) Relative Importance Aesthetics Timber Home Land Investment Timber Harvesting:  Timber Harvesting Parcel Size (Acres) Harvesting Probability Average Plans and Advice:  Plans and Advice Parcel Size (Acres) Probability Average (Plans) Advice Sought Average (Advice) Plans Future Intentions:  Future Intentions Parcel Size (Acres) Probability Harvest Firewood Transfer Land Buy Land Harvest Sawlogs Why?:  Why? Population pressures More people Changing expectations Landowner turnover Changing ownership objectives Timber industry National Woodland Owner Survey:  National Woodland Owner Survey Objectives: Who are the landowners? Why do they own land? How do they use it? How do they intend to use it? Random sample of private forest-land owners in the U.S. Self-administered mail questionnaire Annual design Forest Ownership:  Forest Ownership Land Use Change in New England (Acres per Year):  Land Use Change in New England (Acres per Year) Current Previous Forest Ownership:  Forest Ownership Land Ownership Federal Family Corporate Industry State & local Family Forest Industry Other Private Federal State & local TIMO/ REIT Ownership Change in New England (Acres per Year):  Ownership Change in New England (Acres per Year) Current Previous Who are the family forest owners?:  Who are the family forest owners? Age: 61 years Occupation: Farmers, engineers, housewives, lawyers… 47% retired Education: 70% at least some college Income: $60,000/year Size of Holdings (ac) Percentage Ownership Objectives:  Ownership Objectives Forest Management:  Forest Management Timber harvesting: 73% Sawlogs: 56% Pulpwood: 35% Firewood: 48% Non-timber forest products: 24% Other activities: Roads (39%), fire hazard reduction (14%), wildlife (12%), tree planting (12%) Forest Management (cont.):  Forest Management (cont.) Manager Owner: 75% Family: 9% Forester: 16% Management plans: 33% Advice: 41% Cost share programs: 7% Easements: 7% Green certification: 4% Landowners’ Concerns:  Landowners’ Concerns Property taxes Family legacy Air or water pollution Dumping Insects or plant diseases Future Intentions:  Future Intentions Harvest firewood Minimal activity Harvest sawlogs or pulpwood Transfer all or part of land to heirs No activity Area of Private Forestland in Vermont:  Area of Private Forestland in Vermont Family Forest Landholdings in Vermont by Area:  Family Forest Landholdings in Vermont by Area Parcel Size (Acres) Acres (Thousands) Family Forest Landholdings in Vermont by Number of Owners:  Family Forest Landholdings in Vermont by Number of Owners Parcel Size (Acres) Owners (Millions) Forest Parcel Size:  Forest Parcel Size What next?:  What next? Population Forestland Public forests Forest industry TIMOs/REITs Family forests Land transfers Parcelization Ownership objectives Questions?:  Questions? Brett Butler U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis Family Forest Research Center Holdsworth Hall, Amherst, MA 413.545.1387 bbutler01@fs.fed.us www.fs.fed.us/woodlandowners Photo Credit: Rich Widmann

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