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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Maxine C. Johnson
Publication Date: 1981

ANNOTATION: This paper describes the state of the wood products industry and the economy of western Montana in the late 1970s. Forty to forty-five percent of the earnings in western Montana's basic or export industries at the time came from the wood products and paper industries. The author believed the future of forest industries in Montana depended mostly upon Montana's ability to compete in the national market, and upon the availability of raw materials. The author also believed that increased residue use may be Montana?s only chance of maintaining the forest industry at or near the level at the time this paper was produced.

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Citation: Johnson, Maxine C. 1981. Residue utilization and the regional economy. Pages 289-292 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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