For both 2003 and 2010, loggers were asked to qualitatively assess their company’s profitability. Possible responses ranged from “very poor” to “excellent” with a mid-point indicating “average/broke even” ("good" and "excellent" are combined for analysis).
Wisconsin logging businesses have not experienced much change in terms of the way they harvest and process trees. We compared the harvest systems that respondents used to fell and process timber by their 2003 and 2010 production years. For our analysis, we separated survey respondents into one of four categories based on their use of one or more harvesting technologies.
On Monday, 22 April, The Council on Forestry will discuss a series of sub-committee recommendations that might form the basis of legislative changes. The sub-committee's report is available here.
Over the next 15 weeks we will share the findings from the survey of the logging sector conducted in 2011. Each week will feature a different aspect of the survey findings, with an emphasis on comparing the 2011 data to those collected in 2004. That is, we will compare the 2003 and 2010 production years. After the series, we will move these summaries toward a comprehensive print publication.
Right now, the outline looks like this…
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram published, "Declining number of young loggers worries some in industry", which outlines a key challenge for the logging sector as well as those that depend on it for lumber, pulp, and other fiber. Depending on how many times you acess the paper, you may have to pay for access. It was publiished on 3 March 2013 and reported by Chuck Rupnow.
The UWEX Learning Store has just published, Expanding Sustainable Forestry on Wisconsin Woodlands. This publication reports on recent research describing Wisconsin's woodland owners, focused in two areas:
Annually, the US Forest Service compiles forest tax tips for landowners. The latest version is available at either of the two links below...
CLOSED: Post-doctoral POSITION AVAILABLE -- Social science, program evaluation, and landowner engagement
We are no longer seeking applications for this position.
We are looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to contribute as a program evaluator and social scientist related to landowner engagement. We begin reviewing application December 15. Please see attached pdf for details.