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Nebraska’s wood products manufacturing industry employs more than 2,200 workers with an output of approximately $286 million (U.S. Census Bureau 2002). In this bulletin we discuss recent Nebraska forest industry trends and report the results of a detailed study of the forest industry, industrial roundwood production, and associated primary mill wood and bark residue in Nebraska in 2006. Such detailed information is necessary for intelligent planning and decision making in wood procurement, forest resources management, and forest industry development. Likewise, researchers need current forest industry and industrial roundwood information for planning projects.
The last published report from a detailed study of all industrial roundwood output in Nebraska was in 2000. Most comparisons in this report are with the 2000 results. When new surveys are completed, errors and omissions from previous surveys are corrected. As a result of our ongoing efforts to improve the survey’s efficiency and reliability, changes may have been made to the previous survey’s data. All comparisons and analysis in this report are based on the reprocessed data from earlier surveys, which may not match earlier published data. Rows and columns of supporting tables may not sum due to rounding, but data in each table cell are accurately displayed.
Information about the forest land resource of Nebraska is available at the Forest Inventory and Analysis Web site at: http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/data-tools/ state-reports/NE