Develop Logging Cost indices for six forested regions in the United States. Key cost elements of the wood supply chain will be tracked and trend lines established. Summarization of cost trends into five quarterly “Logging Cost Indices” reports. (Ongoing project.)
KEY FINDINGS: See FRA Technical Release 04-R-25 Logging Cost Indices for 2002 and “Papers & Presentations” publication 11-P-10. See also, Forest Operations Review, Vol. 13, #2, The Logging Cost Index.