2014:

Local Wood from Local Mills


Maine [Adobe Acrobat PDF]


 

2013:

The Economic Importance and Wood Flows of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, 2013.


Maine [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New York [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New Hampshire [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Vermont [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

4-State Summary Document [Adobe Acrobat PDF]


2012:

NEFA Increasing Forest Productivity and Value

[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

A Review of Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Guidelines

[Adobe Acrobat PDF]



2011:

The Economic Importance of New Hampshire's Forest-Based Economy 2011.

[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

2007:

The Economic Importance and Wood Flows of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, 2007.


Maine [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New Hampshire [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Vermont [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New York [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Four-State Summary Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

2006:

Report to NEFA on Landowner Education Initiatives: How to effectively deliver forest stewarship information and knowledge to private forestland owners in the NEFA region April 2006

NEFA Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

2005:

Branding Forest Products from the Northeast: NEFA Report released October 2005

NEFA Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Northern Forest Lands Council 10th Anniversary Forum FINAL REPORT April 25, 2005. Recommendations for the Conservation of the Northern Forestranding Forest

NEFA 10th Anniversary Final Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Northern Forest Lands Council at 10 Years: Background Paper on Progress and Changes

NEFA NFLC at 10 years report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

 

2004:

The Economic Importance of the Northeast's Forest publications December 2004 by region and state

Maine [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New Hampshire [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Vermont [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New York [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Northeast region [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

An Analysis of Conservation Easements and Forest Management in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine: Final Report

Analysis [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Forest-based Research in the NEFA States: Specific Projects and areas of interest. November 2002

Forest-based Research [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

2001

NEFA Region Wood Flow 2001

Poster [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Report to North East State Foresters Association:
A Plan to Integrate Management of Urban Trees into Air Quality Planning

The objective of the study is to provide technical evaluation, documentation, and general programmatic information on the strategy for the increase of urban tree cover as a means to improve air quality. The study used the urbanized area of New York City as an example.

Urban Trees Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Carbon Sequestration and Its Impacts on Forest Management in the Northeast

This thirteen-page white paper contains discussions about forests and their relevance to the carbon sequestration issue.

Carbon sequestration paper [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Timber Supply Projections for Northern New England and New York: Integrating a Market Perspective

This eleven-page white paper builds on the forest modeling reports for the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (see modeling report below).

Report
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Forest Model of the States of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The full-color document includes highlights, glossary, and describes four difference modeling scenarios or runs. Individual state data for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are also included.

Modeling Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Forest Resource Model of the States of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

The report explains the purpose of the model and intended use, model formulation and structure, and the assumptions and outcomes of a suite of different scenarios programmed into the model. The model is a tool for NEFA to address questions on future debates and policy.

Modeling Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Economic importance publications

This series of publications highlights the economic importance forest-based manufacturing and forest-related recreation and tourism on the economy of the four states in the NEFA region—New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Each booklet contains an overview of the land base in each state and a summary of federal and state data that provide a picture of the forest-based manufacturing and forest-related recreation and tourism sectors of the economy. A regional summary document is also included in the series.

New York's Forests
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Vermont's Forests [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
New Hampshire's Forests [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Maine's Forests [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Northeast's Forests [Adobe Acrobat PDF]


     

2000:

Forest Land & Public Finance: The Right Balance Tax Implications of Forest Land Versus Development

Forests are important to the Northeast's identity. We live, work, and play in our woodlands. But there are costs associated with where we live, work, and play-costs to owners, users, communities and society. We need to understand these costs to help make decisions that work for society, and for the forests we love. This paper summarizes basic knowledge about the benefits and costs of forestland use in the Northeast, and how we can make decisions that benefit all. In particular, this paper focuses on the public finance implications, the taxes and government spending, that determine—and are determined by-land use and land use policy.

September 2000
Forest Land and Public Finance
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Forest Land and Public Finance [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

1994:

The Implementation of the Northern Forest Lands Council's Recommendations: An Analysis Six Years Later

In September 1994, the Northern Forest Lands Council (NFLC) published Finding Common Ground: Conserving the Northern Forest [hereinafter Finding Common Ground], a 178-page report with 37 recommendations directed at conserving the forests of the four-state region known as the Northern Forest (NFLC 1994). Finding Common Ground was the by-product of one previous study and four years of in-depth research, data assessment, expert consultation, pubic meetings, and collaborative analysis. This effort was dedicated to maintaining the “traditional patterns of land ownership and use in the Northern Forest,” which consists of the 26 million acres of contiguous forest land in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. This 59-page report provides an assessment of federal and state progress in implementing the NFLC’s 37 recommendations in the entire four state area. We collected implementation data for each recommendation from telephone interviews, mail questionnaires, and legislative records, and verified this information with independent documentary data. This data was analyzed to determine if each recommendation was implemented; implemented, but not as the NFLC envisioned; partially implemented; partially implemented, but not as the NFLC envisioned; or not implemented.

Analysis
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

1998:

The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998
A Forest Damage Assessment for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

NEFA and the USDA Forest Service have released a new publication, “The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998: A Forest Damage Assessment for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.” The studies presented in the report characterize the type of damage observed in rural forests within the storm footprint, defined by aerial surveys. Several data sets are examined, including a regional damage survey and information from Forest Inventory and Analysis permanent plots in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Results are also presented from visits to permanent plots that are part of forest monitoring projects established over the last 15 years, including Forest Health Monitoring, the North American Maple Project, and the Vermont Hardwood Health Survey. The publication includes numerous graphics, maps, and photographs, which depict or summarize damage from the storm. The assessment was not designed to provide an estimate of the loss of timber volume or reduction of wood quality. An update on remote sensing activities related to the ice storm is included in the report. Numerous research projects that have been initiated or proposed in each of the affected states are summarized. Information offered in the appendices includes USDA Forest Service Ice Storm Fact Sheets covering recommendations for managing ice damaged forests and a list of contacts and web sites for additional information.

also see fact sheet below for summary [Adobe Acrobat]
Ice Storm report
[Adobe Acrobat]

The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998, Highlights of a Forest Damage Assessment for New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Ice Storm fact sheet [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

The Northeastern Ice Storm 1998: Effects on the Forests and People of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont

This report is a 12 page document which provides information on the devastating January 1998 ice storm to northern New England and New York. The effect of the storm on forests, recreational trails, the maple syrup industry, and urban forests is documented in stunning photographs and informative text. Personal stories by non-industrial private forest landowners, a maple producer, and a city tree warden are featured. The document also includes maps that detail the extent of the damage in each state. The report concludes with the response to the storm by federal and state government and recommendations for the future.


1997:

Wood Flows in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, 1997 with Recommended Monitoring System

The 86-page document is the result of a project commissioned by NEFA to develop a working estimate of the 4-state region's wood flow balance and recommendations for ongoing tracking. The study compiled different sources of government and private data on primary wood production, interstate movements, and international trade flows. Primary products such as sawlogs, pulpwood, veneer logs, residential fuelwood, and biomass were included in the analysis.

Wood Flow Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Wood Flow Report
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Flows for the Future

This project was commissioned by NEFA to develop a working estimate of the flow of wood in the four-state region and to make recommendations for ongoing tracking of wood flows. Several sources of government and private data on primary wood production, interstate wood movements, and international trade flows were compiled and analyzed. Primary products such as sawlogs, pulpwood, veneer logs, residential fuelwood, and biomass wereincluded in the analysis. Many assumptions, estimates, and conversations were made to develop these estimates. Details can be obtained from the full report available clicking here.

Flows for the Future Poster
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]
Prints as original 11x17 size or can be printed out in "tiles" to fit on 8.5 x 11 paper

Red Maple Study and Report Summary


In the NEFA region, red maple (Acer Rubrum) is an abundant species that due to tradition, abundance of other preferred species, and a lack of market interest has been harvested but not fully utilized. Because of these factors, the qualities and characteristics of red maple have not been well-documented not have its properties and availability been widely publicized. NEFA has undertaken the study of red maple to more fully document its characteristics. This compendium is the aggregation of those studies and is intended for wide dissemination and use by landowners, mill owners, primary and secondary wood processors, architects, designers, highway departments, and other wood users.

Red Maple Study and Report Summary
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]