Assessing the timber situation in Georgia using the Multi-Product Subregional Timber Supply (MP-SRTS) Model: 2006-2025
Hiott, Vernon Weston
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The development of the Multi-Product Subregional Timber Supply Model (MP-SRTS) has expanded the ability to precisely project future quantities of raw forest products. Developed from the Subregional Timber Supply Model (SRTS), MP-SRTS allows projections to be made on a product basis. The ability to differentiate among product classifications has allowed declined demand levels for forest products to be examined by product. Using MP-SRTS allows market conditions to be assessed more precisely and provides a better understanding of the future regional outlook for raw forest products within the state of Georgia. The State is projected to experience depressed levels of raw forest product inventory with stable harvest levels and increasing upward pressure on raw forest product prices. The largest reduction in raw forest product inventory is projected to occur in the North Central FIA survey unit and documents the continued impact of land use change surrounding Atlanta, Georgia.