Patrick Dayton, a forester with Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development, recently created a forestry economic calculator and added it to the Southwest Badger website to show the economic value of sustainable forest management.
The calculator can be found at http://www.swbadger.org/forest-stewardship.html.
“Money generated from harvesting timber does not start and stop with the money a logger pays a landowner for the trees,” Dayton said. “That is only one small portion of economic activity that sustainable forestry generates. There are many people