Forests and Regional Development: Economic Impacts of Woodland Use for Recreation and Timber in Wisconsin

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Author(s) Dave Marcouiller, Terry Mace.

Can timber cutting and forest recreation be compatible? This detailed study attempts to answer that question. It presents the views of quiet recreationists (hikers, bicyclists, campers), motorized recreationists (snowmobilers, ATV riders), and hunters. It also compares--in various regions of Wisconsin--the economic effects of the timber industry versus the forest-based tourist industry on jobs, personal income, and business taxes (46 pages; 2005).