The recent major decline of Minnesota’s timber stumpage market has raised growing concern
about the policies, procedures, and contract provisions associated with Minnesota’s public land
timber sale programs, in particular those that apply to timber sold from state-administered forest
land managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR). In its December
2006 report, Governor Pawlenty’s Task Force on the Competitiveness of Minnesota’s Primary
Forest Products Industry (Governor’s Forest Products Task Force) identified timber sale policies
and procedures as one of the most urgent economic issues facing the state’s wood products
industry. Specifically, the report recommended a study be undertaken to assess how state timber
sale procedures and associated conditions impact stumpage prices.
This report describes several research studies undertaken to address the important information
needs identified in the Governor’s Task Force Report.
Brown, Ross N.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Blinn, Charles R.; Coggins, Jay; Pfender, Catherine.
Assessing State Timber Sale Policies, Programs and Stumpage Price Drivers.
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