Economic and Institutional Feasibility of the Vermont Forest Ecosystem Management Demonstration Project Treatments

Personnel: Austin Troy, with Cecilia Danks

Cooperators: Vermont Monitoring Cooperative

This seed project looks at the social, economic and institutional feasibility of small-scale forest lot owners adopting alternative silvilcultural management systems designed to increase forest structure complexity. It also looks at local and regional markets and pricing for various traditional and non-traditional forest products, assesses variability of input costs, and attempts to determine the importance of non-market values in informing small woodlot owner cutting decisions.

       Updated: 12 December 2002