The Bureau of Business and Economic Research team at the University of Montana, a NARA affiliate member, just published a report titled Idaho’s Forest Products Industry and Timber Harvest 2011 with Trends Through 2013. According to the report’s abstract,
“This report traces the flow of Idaho’s 2011 timber harvest through the primary industries; provides a description of the structure, capacity, and condition of Idaho’s industry; and quantifies volumes and uses of wood fiber. Historical wood products industry trends are discussed, as well as changes in harvest, production, employment, and sales.”
The information contained in this report is used by NARA researchers to develop models that help predict biomass supply and industry impacts to the region.