Thus at one site where the canopy was too thick to admit the needed light, he took out 5,000 board-feet
of cedar that made a good sale for him and at the same time benefited the forest.
The company's selective timber harvests, and occasional clearcuts and replanting, are part of an ongoing program to sustain a cut of approximately 40 million board-feet
a year on its property (figuring a three- to four-percent annual growth-and-cut rate), which gives you sustained-growth forestry-- the real thing.
For example, in 1988 long-shoremen loaded 425 million board-feet of logs destined for Asia.
Overall, exports from the three Pacific Coast states of Washington, Oregon, and California were reported at 2,056 million board-feet through August.
The volume of national-forest timber under contract to be logged in areas affected by the spotted owl or under litigation has dropped from five billion board-feet as of September 30, 1990, to an estimated 1.75 billion board-feet at the same time in 1992.
The bidding pushed prices to just under $900 per thousand board-feet.
Several of the platforms could be connected to form rafts as much as 48 feet wide by 160 feet long and containing 180,000 board-feet
Kinsey also pictures a Sitka spruce that produced an astounding 56,650 board-feet of lumber.
Oregonian: "The years in which five billion board-feet of old-growth were hauled from the national forests of Oregon and Washington are over .
NFRC: "The new plans have the biological potential to sell five billion board-feet in a year without violating any existing law .
softwood lumber consumption will total 43,245 million board-feet for 1991, down from 45,159 million in 1990.
* Log exports from Pacific Coast ports totaled 3,681 billion board-feet for 1990, down 15 percent from 1989.