Since the late 1990’s, dramatic changes have been experienced
in forest industry, forestland ownership, global markets,
and wood supply and demand (pulpwood, sawtimber, chips,
etc.), both regionally and world-wide. Millions of nonindustrial
private forest landowners (NIPFL’s), and those who assist
them, wish to continue to achieve attractive rates of return
on their forestland investments in these changing times.
To accomplish that objective, an expanded knowledge of the
factors that affect forest productivity is needed.
Private non-industrial forest landowners or NIPFL’s (of
which there are greater than 5 million in the southeastern
U.S.), forestry consultants, state and federal foresters,
natural resource managers, Extension agents, and other interested
persons. This information is designed for users with various
levels of forest productivity knowledge and interest from
introductory to comprehensive.
To provide website visitors and forestland managers with
the most current, unbiased, science-based, forest productivity
information available in support of best management decisions
on forestlands. A key objective of the website is that natural
resource managers will be enabled and equipped to make better,
cost-effective forest management decisions to optimize forest
productivity. This website is not intended to take the place
of a professional forester. For specific recommendations
on a particular tract, contact a state agency service forester,
consulting forester, Extension forester or forest industry
landowner assistance forester.
Who “we” are:
The creators and designers of forestryproductivity.net include
university and private sector professionals interested in
providing landowners, land managers and others with the
most current and sound, scientific-based information available
today. The Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office,
The University of Georgia, the Potash and Phosphate Institute
(PPI) and its Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR) are
the main collaborators of the project but the resources
available on this website come from a variety of public
and private sources. For more information contact Dr. David
at (912) 681-5639 or Bill Hubbard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at (706) 542-7813.