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BIOMASS/BIOENERGY WORKSHOP Brett J. Butler USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis Family Forest Research Center.

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1 BIOMASS/BIOENERGY WORKSHOP Brett J. Butler USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis Family Forest Research Center

2  Ownership patterns  Mapping, TIMO/REIT, Family forest owners  Ownership trends  Change matrices, Family Forest Owners, Projections  Biomass specific  Wood availability, Landowner Preferences 2

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5 5  Forest characteristics  Ownership history  Ownership objectives  Forest use  Forest management  Information sources  Concerns  Intentions  Demographics

6 6 Size of Forest Holdings

7 7 Family Forest Owners by Attitudinal Type* * Developed as part of the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative

8 8 Age: 44% 65 or older Occupation: 52% retired Gender: 78% male Race: 97% white Education: 41% college degree Income: 27% $100,000 or greater

9 National Forest Other FederalStateLocalIndustryCorporateFamily Other Private Non- forest Nat. Forest Other Fed State Local Industry Corporate Family Other Priv Non-forest Time 2 (To) Time 1 (From) 9

10 10 Forest industry Local Corporate State Forest industry Other private Federal Family Local Corporate State Forest industry Other private Federal Family Non-forest

11 11 Change in Size of Family Forest Holdings in the Northern U.S.

12 12 Change in Average Size of Family Forest Holdings in the Northern U.S.

13  Ownership transition matrices  Urbanization model  Land rent model 13

14 14 Biomass by Ownership in the Northern U.S.

15 15 Where:  Biomass A : total amount of available biomass  Biomass i : amount of biomass represented by plot i  ReductionRate ij : biomass availability reduction rate

16 16 Biomass Availability by Constraint for Family Forest Owners in the Northern U.S. Availability Reduced by 62%!

17  Awareness  Preferences  Willingness to participate 17

18 1. Money, money, money (?) 2. Size matters 3. They’re a bunch of old guys

19 Brett Butler USDA Forest Service, Amherst, MA


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