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Forested landscapes in perspective : prospects and opportunities for sustainable management of America's nonfederal forests / Committee on Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America's Nonfederal Forests, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05641-1 (cloth)

1. Forest policy—United States. 2. Forests and forestry—Economic aspects—United States. 3. Forest management—United States. 4. Sustainable forestry—United States. 5. Investments, American—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Prospects and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of America's Nonfederal Forests.

SD565 .F568 1997

333.75'0973—ddc21

98-9017

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