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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Richard E. Leicht
Publication Date: 1981

ANNOTATION: In 1978 the U.S. Forest Service initiated a National Wood Utilization and Wood Energy Application Program to focus attention on application of existing and developing technology. In this paper, the mission and goals of this program are discussed. Additionally, problems such as access, economic feasibility, and long-term guarantees are discussed. The benefits and hazards of utilizing forest residues are summarized and the paper closes with mention of the U.S. Forest Service and Regional commitment and the future opportunities for wood energy.

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Citation: Leicht, Richard E. 1981. Intermountain region wood utilization and wood energy application program. Pages 217-221 In: Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report GTR-INT-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

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