Accession Number : AD0475371

Title :   A STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES' FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR WOOD PRODUCTS AND OF THE PROSPECTS OF MEETING THESE REQUIREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Herbert R.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The forestry industries are now an important segment of our economy, accounting for between 5% and 6% of Gross National Product. Projected trends for forestry products combined with population trends indicate that the nation will double its wood requirements by year 2000. Forestry represents a unique problem for our economic system because reliance on a price system to fill potential demand is complicated by the slowly maturing nature of the product. Demand will cause a serious depletion of the forest resource unless present knowledge is put to work on all forest lands or unless forestry research is greatly increased. This study explores future demand and the possible methods of providing necessary supply. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NATURAL RESOURCES), (*FORESTRY, UNITED STATES, ECONOMICS, WOOD, INDUSTRIES.

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE