The Idaho Forest:
A Sustainable Resource


The chart below presents a historical perspective on the net volume of softwood timber harvested by each of Idaho's forest landowing segments.

Note that the amount of harvestable timber has not changed significantly since 1952,

indicating that Idaho's forests are productive, well-managed, and a sustainable resource.

Net Volume, Softwood Sawtimber, By Owner
(In Millions of Board Feet)
Year All
Owners
National
Forest
Forest
Industry
Non-Industrial
Private*
Other
Public*
1992 139,145 N/A 10,495 12,600 14,663
1987 139,582 101,659 9,888 11,858 16,117
1977 139,049 95,430 13,290 15,904 14,425
1962 139,794 93,731 16,090 15,501 14,472
1952 137,701 89,475 17,664 15,502 15,060


* Indian lands are included in the Non-Industrial Private sector for 1992 only. For all other years, Indian lands are included in the Other Public sector.


 

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