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dc.contributor.authorKlase, William M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuries, Raymond P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-20T15:54:31Z
dc.date.available2007-11-20T15:54:31Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/21947
dc.descriptioniv, 15 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrivately owned forests in the United States are being divided, roaded, and developed by increasing numbers of second-home buyers, retirees, and recreation enthusiasts. Forested parcels adjacent to or embedded in public land are considered especially desirable and a premium is being paid for the aesthetic or recreational amenities associated with such properties. However, virtually all information on variations in forestland prices in northern Wisconsin is anecdotal. One objective of this study was to identify parcel characteristics that influenced forestland prices in Vilas and Oneida counties, Wisconsin, between 1975 and 1994. A second objective was to ascertain what impact the creation and expansion of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (NHALSF) had on the forestland market in Vilas and Oneida counties during this time period. Several trends suggest that the drive to acquire forestland for the construction of second homes in Vilas and Oneida counties is strong and that the NHALSF continues to impact forestland prices. Forestland in Vilas and Oneida counties was shown to react to macroeconomic forces as if it were a luxury good (that is, declining sales during a recession, increasing sales during an economic upturn) and not simply a timber resource. Positive relationships were identified between the per-acre price of forestland, the presence of highway frontage, and parcel size for the years 1975, 1980, and 1990. Forested parcels adjacent to the NHALSF were shown to have higher per-acre prices than parcels without frontage on the NHALSF. The acquisition of land by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to expand the NHALSF has continued in recent decades, taking large quantities of land off the "open market." The reduced supply of available parcels in and near the NHALSF, as well as the highly desirable nature of owning forestland with frontage on public land, has caused the price of the remaining privately owned forestland in Vilas and Oneida counties to increase faster than similar forestland in other northern counties of Wisconsin.en_US
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dc.publisherLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madisonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper, no. 26. North America seriesen_US
dc.subjectForest landowners Wisconsinen_US
dc.subjectForests and forestry Wisconsin Vilas Countyen_US
dc.subjectForests and forestry Wisconsin Oneida Countyen_US
dc.subjectReal property Ownership Wisconsinen_US
dc.subjectReal property Prices Wisconsinen_US
dc.subjectLand prices United States Wisconsinen_US
dc.titleForestland ownership in Oneida and Vilas Counties, Wisconsin, 1975-1994en_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US


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