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State cost-share programs have become a popular means of encouraging forest management activities on private nonindustrial lands. Programs have been started in 13 states most with extensive forest industries and high percentages of private nonindustrial land ownership. Cost-shares are a direct economic incentive and are used to encourage such specific practices as reforestation after harvest. Although the need for forestry cost-share programs has been questioned in the past, accomplishments have been high and programs have been effective in increasing reforestation on private lands.


Bullard, S.H., and T.J. Straka. 1988. Structure and funding of state-level forestry cost-share programs. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 5(2):132-135.



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