How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the timber industry, forest-based employment and overall forest management in the U.S. South? Results suggest that mandatory lockdown orders for all individuals led to a decrease in round wood prices and employment in the aggregate forest sector. Similarly, researchers found increased engagement of forest landowners with management and planning, and a greater appreciation of landownership. In this webinar, researchers also will discuss their ongoing regional forest landowner survey about forest management in the post-pandemic period.
- Dr. Sonia Bruck - Research Economist, United States Forest Service
- Dr. Stephanie Chizmar - Research Economist, United States Forest Service
- Dr. Rajan Parajuli - Assistant Professor, NC State University
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