State government regulation of forestry practices applied to nonfederal forests: Extent and intensity of agency involvement

Paul V. Ellefson, Michael A. Kilgore, James E. Granskog

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Abstract

In 2003, 276 state government agencies regulated forestry practices applied to nonfederal forests. Fifty-four percent of these agencies were moderately to extensively involved in such regulation, and 68% engaged in moderate to extensive regulatory coordination with a state's lead forestry agency. The agencies employed an estimated 1,047 full-time equivalents (FTE) staff, of which nearly one-third was assigned to forest resource management agencies and one-quarter was assigned to air and water pollution control agencies. In 2003, about $57 million was invested by state governments in the regulation of forestry practices. Fifteen states are responsible for 59% of this total and 59% of the FTEs nationwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Forestry
Volume104
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Forestry practices
  • Regulation
  • State government agencies

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