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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, William F.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:07:34Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:07:34Zen
dc.date.issued2002-12-20en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04042003-121509en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10151en
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, federal, state, and local forest policies affect many aspects of the forest industry. Regulations from all levels dictate how resource professionals manage the forest resources of the country. This study examines state and local regulatory relationships with a primary focus on local regulations in the Northeast, Mid-West, and western regions of the United States. A total of 388 local forestry ordinances were identified among the 35 states of the Northeast, Mid-West, and western regions of the United States. The Northeast contains the majority of local forest ordinances with 351. These ordinances are distributed among 8 states and many small local government types. The Mid-West currently embraces fewer local forest regulations with 16 ordinances across 4 states. In the West, 21 local forestry ordinances were found of which most are fostered by comprehensive forest practice acts. The primary objective of most local regulations in all regions is to regulate timber harvesting to some degree. The scope of the remaining local regulations; however, varied by region. The presence of local regulations has existed for over 30 years, and there are indications that they will have an even greater impact on forest management in the future. In addition, local regulations are steadily becoming more comprehensive in scope, which makes it difficult to determine their impacts. The cumulative impact of local regulation rests not only in the number of ordinances, but also in the area they govern, stringency of provisions, local resource conditions, and degree of enforcement.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartWFJthesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjecttimber harvestingen
dc.subjectlocal ordinanceen
dc.subjectlocal regulationen
dc.subjecttree protectionen
dc.subjectforest policyen
dc.subjectenvironmental protectionen
dc.subjectforestryen
dc.subjectpublic safetyen
dc.subjectspecial featureen
dc.titleSurvey and Analysis of Local Forestry-Related Ordinances in the Northeast, Mid-West, and Western United Statesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen
dc.contributor.committeechairHaney, Harry L. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWynne, Randolph H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSullivan, Jayen
dc.contributor.committeememberMortimer, Michael J.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04042003-121509en
dc.date.sdate2003-04-04en
dc.date.rdate2004-04-07en
dc.date.adate2003-04-07en


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