economic aspects of forest destruction in northern Michigan

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture , Washington
Cutover lands -- Michigan, Reclamation of land -- Michigan, Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects -- Mic
Statementby William N. Sparhawk and Warren D. Brush.
SeriesTechnical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 92., Technical bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 92.
ContributionsBrush, Warren David, 1881-
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17021532M
OCLC/WorldCa9589223

Sparhawk, William N. & Brush, Warren D., "The Economic Aspects of Forest Destruction in Northern Michigan," Technical BulletinsUnited States Department. THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF FOREST DESTRUCTION IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN By WILLIAM N.

SPABHAWK, Senior Forest Economist, and WARREN D. BRUSH, Forest Examiner, Branch of Research, Forest Service CONTENTS Page Introduction 1 The original forests Extent 4 Exploitation of the forests 6 Amount of timber cut or Littlewasted 9 The remaining supply Northern Michigan, also known as Northern Lower Michigan or Upper Michigan (known colloquially to residents of more southerly parts of the state and summer residents from cities such as Detroit as "up north"), is a region of the U.S.

state of Michigan.A popular tourist destination, it is home to several small- to medium-sized cities, extensive state and national forests, lakes and rivers, and Time zone: Eastern: UTC −5/−4. No book currently on bookstore shelves explores, as The Forests of Michigan does, the natural history, ecology, management, economic importance, and use of the rich and varied forests that cover about half of the state's million acres.

The authors look at the forests, where they are, how they got to be, and their present-day usage, using the story of Michigan forests as a backdrop for the Cited by: Michigan. Figure 1.—Forest land and timberland by year, Michigan. Figure 2.—FIA unit boundaries and area of forest/nonforest with forest identified by major ownership group, Michigan Michigan’s current area of forest land is the highest estimate since the s.

Timberland accounts for 95 percent of this forest land or million Author: Scott A. Pugh.

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Michigan’s forests contribute significantly to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of its citizens. There are over 1, forest products manufacturing facilities in Michigan, with more than an additional 1, business units related to forest products manufacturing (logging companies, consulting foresters, wholesalers).

Narrating the history of Michigan's forest industry, Karamanski provides a dynamic study of an important part of the Upper Peninsula's economy. It was this company's sloppy management that eventually led to the almost total destruction economic aspects of forest destruction in northern Michigan book Ontonagon, Michigan, the County seat, by fire on August 25th, Devastating fires often followed in Cited by: Michigan (/ ˈ m ɪ ʃ ɪ ɡ ən / ()) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United name originates from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning "large water" or "large lake".

With a population of approximately 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, the 11th most extensive by total area, and the largest by total area east of the Before statehood: Michigan Territory.

Social and Economic Assessment for Michigan’s State Forests. A report prepared for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Mineral, and Fire Management Division, Lansing, Michigan.

East Lansing, MI: Tessa Systems, LLC. Tessa Systems, LLC. Social and Economic Assessment for Michigan’s State Forests: Appendix.

A report. Michigan’s area but has 45 percent of the forests (Fig. The southern Lower Peninsula is the largest region with million acres but only accounts for 18 percent of forests in Michigan.

The northern Lower Peninsula accounts for 37 percent of Michigan’s forest land. Maple/beech/birch is the predominant forest-type group (Fig. 3).Cited by: 1. The following is a list of state forests in the U.S. state of Michigan Department of Natural Resources manages the largest state forest system in the nation ( million acres (16, km²)), administered by the Forest Resources Division.

In literature describing recreational uses of state forest lands, six state forests are identified. However, state forest lands are. Threats to Michigan Forests. Forests in Michigan get exposed to some factors which threaten their existence, but everyone is doing everything possible to conserve its factors include pests and diseases such as the Asian long-horned beetle, the oak wit, beech bark disease, hemlock woolly adelgid and the emerald ash borer.

No book currently on bookstore shelves explores, as The Forests of Michigan does, the natural history, ecology, management, economic importance, and use of the rich and varied forests that cover about half of the state's million acres.

The authors look at the forests, where they are, how they got to be, and their present-day usage, using the story of Michigan forests/5.

Deforestation, clearance, clearcutting or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to a non-forest use.

Deforestation can involve conversion of forest land to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests.

About 31% of Earth's land surface is covered by forests. around Michigan state forests are highlighted. The “Social and Economic Assessment for the Michigan National Forests” (J ), by Larry Leefers, Karen Potter-Witter, and Maureen McDonough from Michigan State University, provides a general model for this.

HISTORY OF MICHIGAN'S FORESTRY INDUSTRY Following European settlement, the primeval forests of Michigan were quickly exploited, first for pine and later for hardwoods.

Intense and extensive logging of the white and red pine stands in central and northern Lower Michigan, and later in the Upper Peninsula, had drawn to a close byleaving behind a legacy of impoverished, stump-filled wastelands.

The 13 Mile Woods Community Forest covers an area of approximately 7, acres (Figure 1). The property is managed to conserve open space, maintain a sustainable working forest, enhance recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike, and File Size: 2MB.

In Deep Woods Frontier, Theodore J. Karamanski examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper distinct periods emerged as the industry evolved.

The pine era was a rough pioneering time when trees were felled by axe and floated to ports where logs were loaded on schooners for shipment to large cities. Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Forests of Michigan takes a comprehensive look at the natural history, ecology, management, economic importance, and use of the rich and varied forests that cover about half of Michigan's million acres.

The book explores how the forests regrew after the great Wisconsin glacier began to recede o years ago, and how they. In Pellston, Michigan at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS), the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) maintains a monitoring station and has assessed that acid deposition in Northern Michigan is fairly low compared to other regions in the Northeast and Midwest (Figures ).

the regeneration of that forest. Different cutting tech-niques and uses of the land have diverse effects on the ground and surviving organisms that make up a rain forest.

In a tropical rain forest, nearly all of the life-sustaining nutrients are found in the plants and trees, not File Size: 2MB. Forest area is increasing slightly and forest volume is growing substantially. Michigan has some of the least harvested forests in the United States; however, there may be some areas within the state that are experiencing forest loss.

This is typically caused by urban expansion and the construction of second homes, resorts, golf courses, etc. Whether determined by a market economy or dictated by a command economy, management of forest land has usually been the responsibility of public forest services.

Forest exploitation firms have dealt through these bureaucracies, which generally ensure some. About half of Michigan is covered by vigorous, healthy forests.

56% of Michigan's forests are privately owned. 84% of the UP is forested and forestry is the #1 industry. Michigan has the 5th largest forest of any state. The amount of forest land in Michigan has increased every year for the last 50 years.

In Michigan, our lives are deeply rooted in the woodlands surrounding us. The state’s forest lands surround our cities, dominate our northern landscapes and provide the. Hi everyone. My girlfriend and I are visiting the states from Ireland in August.

We're staying in Chicago for 2 weeks and then hoping to spend a few days in a rented car visiting some nearby states/places.

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We were thinking of driving up to Michigan and camping in a forest park for a couple of nights. I've done some light research on forest parks in the area but can't seem to decide which is. aspects of production (purcha se, conditions of harvesti ng, etc.).

Forestr y financing was also imposed as an important aspect of the economic sector of forestry. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. acres of forest land in Michigan.

Forest land accounts for about half (53 percent) of the State’s million acres of land. Between andforest land in Michigan increased by thousand acres, or by 5 percent. For inventory and analysis pur-poses, Michigan is divided into four Survey Units (fig.

In the Eastern Upper Penin. The economy of Michigan, and many other aspects of life in the state, was dominated in these years by the harvesting, sawing, and marketing of lumber, chiefly white pine. Thousands of men found employment in the industry, fortunes were made from it, and it made a major contribution to the establishment of farms, towns, and cities throughout mid.Vice President, California Forestry Association.

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Your tasks will mainly include taking measurements of resources in the forest, keeping track of operations regarding the harvesting of any natural resources as well as surveying the land from time to time.