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Fact sheet: The impacts of the woody biomass utilization program in Eastern Arizona

Mottek-Lucas, Anne and Kim, Yeon-Su and Davis, Jane and Moseley, Cassandra and Nielsen-Pincus, Max and Bilek, Ted (2014) Fact sheet: The impacts of the woody biomass utilization program in Eastern Arizona. Other. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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Utilizing woody biomass - small-diameter material and low-valued trees removed from forest restoration activities - on public lands may help reduce agency costs, enhance community wildfire protection, and create employment and economic activity. Yet small businesses adjacent to public land often lack the capacity to harvest and utilize biomass. Businesses face challenges such as limited access to capital and markets, technical assistance, and inconsistent material supply. From 2005-2010, the USDA Forest Service's Woody Biomass Utilization Grant (Woody BUG) program provided resources to address these barriers. We evaluated and compared the impacts of this program in eastern Oregon and in eastern Arizona. Here we summarize the findings from eastern Arizona.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Keywords: ERI Library, fact sheet, Biomass
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 16:50
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1231

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