Forestry Cooperatives: Organization and Performance

This study describes organizational structure, functions, and facilities of forestry cooperatives in the United States. It evaluates their economic performance and explores current problem areas and potentials for future development. Cooperative organization provides woodland owners professional forestry assistance, in terms of forest management, marketing, and educational activities. Some cooperatives consistently provide these services at less than prevailing rates and obtain higher than average stumpage prices on a local basis. In addition, forestry cooperatives have the potential to play a great role in marketing alternative forest products, such as wood for energy. Woodland-owner organizations have a wide range of sizes, business activities, types of forest products handled, and variety of services offered. However, there are potentially limiting factors that could inhibit somewhat cooperative organization on a long-term basis.


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Issue Date:
1982
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/52031
Total Pages:
31
Series Statement:
ACS Research Report
25




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