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The greatest pressure on private timber companies is a high price for logs, which will motivate the company to log every last stick, if there is any way to justify it. The greatest pressure on investment companies with forestland is to deliver steady high returns because they are competing with other investment opportunities.
Yes, public land managers can have a huge impact on local economies because they can make decisions based on outputs other than high dollar returns. But I don't foresee them getting back in the game any time soon, given the current political realities.
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