In 2004, we completed a comprehensive survey of the logging sector in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula (see this report). Much has changed since then. Most of it was bad, notably an economic recession and mills moving overseas. There's been one potential bright spot: woody biomass for energy.
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From yesterday's New York Times...
Black Landowners Fight to Reclaim Georgia Home
***REVISED: Some old code in the statistical file was deleting observations. The revised charts reflect all the data. No significant changes in distributions.***
The New York Times on Saturday ran an article about controversies over the sustainability of woody biomass for energy in Massachusetts. There isn't much in terms of facts or data (on either side), but noteworthy for the coverage of the topic.
You all remember the punning Mr. Peabody and his "wayback" machine, right? I used to watch him on Sundays growing up...
Well, here is an oldie from Wisconsin's forestry past: "Governor's Council on Forest Productivity Final Report" (pdf, 7.1 MB). It is a fairly comprehensive look at how the state viewed forests and forestry at the time--my how things have changed (and not).