TITLE

Washington State's Lumber History and Forest Products Industry

AUTHOR(S)
Keith, Nora
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Washington Labor Market Quarterly Review;2010 2nd Quarter, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the economic health and history of the forest product industry in Washington. The state's timber lands have the highest yield in any state in the U.S., giving it the country's highest level of capital investment in wood products manufacturing. It further discusses innovative ways to use thinning to manage overcrowded forests to improve both habitat and commercial timber. It is further stated that the lumber produced by Washington sawmills is sold in the U.S. markets.
ACCESSION #
69717053

Tags: FOREST products industry -- History;  TECHNOLOGICAL innovations;  FOREST thinning;  SAWMILLS;  TIMBER

 

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