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Page 12 of Mountain Life & Work vol. 34 no. 1 1958

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12 7. Promote the establishment and expansion of forest indus tries to utilize fully material from present forest stands. 1 Objective: To awaken timber-based manufacturers and in- O vestors within and outside the area to industrial opportunities in i forest management, utilization, and marketing. i The woodlands of the area now support a large volume of p timber suitable for the manufacture of wood products other than c those requiring high quality lumber. A considerable amount of this b timber should be removed annually to provide growing space for the t' thrifty young trees which will produce the next crop of high quality 1 timber. r Basic information is needed on the timber resource and op- 1 erating factors which must be dealt with. The timber resource in formation should include facts on location, volume, quality, avail s ability, utility value, procurement, and harvesting practices. The operating factors should include facts on labor, markets, water supply, transportation, power, industrial sites, and community 1 cooperation. These facts must be clearly stated and attractively p presented. If the above actions are to be continued on the expanding r scale necessary to restore the productivity of these forest lands ti within a reasonable time, additional facilities for technical forest A education, research, a favorable forest tax climate and continuity s of professional management must be provided. E 8. Expand the program of forest and forest indbstries research. Objective: To find new and better ways of managing and using the forest resource. Research is the key to progress. A dynamic forestry program for the area is impossible without it. Too little forest research has been or is being done. If we are to keep pace with the nation's progress, the U. S. Forest Service, the state universities, and other research institutions and organizations must expand and coordinate forest research activities to include work in the following: i A. Forest management B. Watershed management C. Wildlife habitat D. Forest genetics E. Recreation F. Forest protection . fire, insects, and disease G. Forest utilization-harvesting and processing forest products H. Forest survey I. Forest economics and marketing 9. Secure tax legislation to favor the growing timber crops. J Objective: To encourage the growing of continuous timber crops by enactment of laws that will defer taxes on forests until income is received from the crop.

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