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By Douglas W. McCleery

MacCleery recounts how settlers got rid of a lot of the yank wooded area for agriculture and trade through the nineteenth century. in the beginning of the twentieth century, even though, demographic adjustments and an rising conservation circulate helped decrease wildfire and inspire reforestation. this present day there's extra forestland within the U.S. than there has been seventy five years in the past.

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Organizations (TIMOs) or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which are primarily managers and holders of timberlands for institutional investors. S. tax code that: 1) are unfavorable toward integrated forest product industry ownership of timberland (by taxing both stumpage revenues and corporate dividends) and 2) provide favorable tax treatment to the new institutional owners—TIMOs and REITs—which are not enjoyed by integrated forest product companies. S. 5 C D 1999 1995 1990 1985 1980 1975 1970 1965 1960 1955 1950 0 Figure 25.

S. population during the 19th century, farmers were putting another 3 to 4 acres of cropland under the plow. The area of pasture and hay land increased even more than that of cropland. S. forests to farmland largely halted. S. has less land under cultivation than it did in 1920. S. S. farmers also feed, through exports, the equivalent of more than 100 million additional people in other lands. The vast improvement in agricultural productivity, which made possible the stabilization of cropland area, is a truly remarkable accomplishment which has been a major benefit to American forests.

The Multiple Use-Sustained Yield Act of 1960 required that national forests be managed for a variety of uses and values, including outdoor recreation, wildlife, timber, grazing, and watershed protection. In effect, this law reflected the uses and management already occurring on these lands. Increasing public demands also set the stage for major controversies over how these lands should be managed. The Wilderness Act, passed in 1964 after much debate, provided for the preservation of significant areas of national forestland in their natural and untrammeled condition.

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