The importance of nonindustrial private forest( NIPF) lands to national timber output potential is well-documented (USDA Forest Service 1981, 1982; Wall 1981). The NIPF sector controls 58 percent of the Nation's commercial fm·est area, compared to 14- percent in forest industry holdings, and 28 percent in public forests (Figure 1). Approximately 71 percent of the commercial forest area in the eastern United States is held by the NIPF sector.
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