The Forest Situation in Western Washington

The Forest Situation in Western Washington WIIXIR' ?. MKRRIAM University ? if WnsliinKton, Seattle, Washington coastal lowlands of Washington other and ofrest products than upon any The Puget Sound region and the have depended, from their beginning history, more upon lumber years, under sustained yield management, several schemes a curtailment in lumber operations. increase. Under conditions which have been worked out on a for practical basis, there need never be is two-thirds more than the normal uous production is one of the most important economic projects need- ment of timber lands for contining attention in the Northwest today. tensive exploitation, lumbering is still the greatest industry of this area, leading by nearly double the value of the output of agriculture, the next industry in rank. In spite of the tremendous importance of forest products in the economic well-being of Western Washington, there is still no adequate program for safeguarding the basis of the industry. County after county is continuing to reduce its timber holdings with but feeble efforts at reforestation, until the manage- resource. After nearly At the present time the annual three-quarters of a ecntury of in- drain on the forests of Washington of crude forestry the growth may nearly equal the cut, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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WIIXIR' ?. MKRRIAM University ? if WnsliinKton, Seattle, Washington coastal lowlands of Washington other and ofrest products than upon any The Puget Sound region and the have depended, from their beginning history, more upon lumber years, under sustained yield management, several schemes a curtailment in lumber operations. increase. Under conditions which have been worked out on a for practical basis, there need never be is two-thirds more than the normal uous production is one of the most important economic projects need- ment of timber lands for contining attention in the Northwest today. tensive exploitation, lumbering is still the greatest industry of this area, leading by nearly double the value of the output of agriculture, the next industry in rank. In spite of the tremendous importance of forest products in the economic well-being of Western Washington, there is still no adequate program for safeguarding the basis of the industry. County after county is continuing to reduce its timber holdings with but feeble efforts at reforestation, until the manage- resource. After nearly At the present time the annual three-quarters of a ecntury of in- drain on the forests of Washington of crude forestry the growth may nearly equal the cut,

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 1936

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