The economic availability of forest residue in the northern Rocky Mountains: a preliminary analysis
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Charles E. Keegan III
Publication Year: 1981

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  • costs
  • residue utilization
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ANNOTATION: The goal of this project is to estimate the cost of harvesting and transporting forest residues to processing centers in the northern Rocky Mountains. Regionwide estimates are to be made based on the detailed analyses of the volumes and types of forest residues available to selected individual manufacturing centers. The results of the analysis of the first manufacturing center are presented in this paper. The initial study area selected was Lincoln County, Montana, with Libby, Montana as the processing center. It appears from the analysis that substantial volumes of logging residue material would be available at a cost which would allow for its use in fuel and reconstituted wood fiber products as well as solid wood products.

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Keegan, Charles E. III. 1981. The economic availability of forest residue in the northern Rocky Mountains: A preliminary analysis. Pages 55-63 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.