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[New!] 2008 Quarter 4 Inland timber market analysis released
        See press release 1 for more details.

[New!]Live TreeCents demonstrations at national Tree Farmer meeting in Ft. Collins.

See press release 2 for more details.

[New!]TreeCents praised in Timber West article

        See press release 3 for more details.

Press Releases

These are the press releases we've issued over the last couple of years.  We  have temporarily backburnered this feature.

bulletAugust 30, 2007--Adjusting TreeCents for tax law changes
bulletApril 2, 2005--TreeCents used in Afghanistan forest recovery
bulletNovember 9, 2004--US forest tax law changes to be in TreeCents
bulletJuly 9, 2004--TreeCents praised in Timber West Article
bulletMay 17, 2004--TreeCents shown at Northwestern private forest owner meetings
bulletMarch 22, 2004--TreeCents founder named outstanding Idaho tree farmer
bulletDecember 16, 2003 -- Now you can order TreeCents on line
bulletDecember 16, 2003 -- Revised edition of Northern Forests 2.4 available
bulletOctober 17, 2003 -- TreeCents at National Tree Farmers Convention
bulletSeptember 22, 2003 -- New technique developed for simultaneous viewing of program and manual on high definition wide aspect LCD monitors.
bulletJune 6, 2003 -- New regional editions for Southern Forests 2.3 and Northern Forest 2.4 released. Both include all upgrades of previous versions plus more flexible severance tax module.
bulletMay 9, 2003 -- Greatly improved TreeCents 2.11 Inland West Forests edition released. Replacement upgrade copies mailed free to all registered 2.10 early adopting users.
bulletMay 5, 2003 -- TreeCents 2.2 Western Forests edition introduced at Western Forest Economists Conference
bulletApril 21, 2003 -- Forest Econ Inc. announces user-solicited TreeCents 2.1 program function upgrades with free distribution of up-dated programs to early adopters
bulletMarch 24, 2003 -- TreeCents 2.1 introduced at Inland West forest owners conference

Presentations by Dr. McKetta, Forest Econ's lead analyst

bullet"Perverse economics in Canadian timber outlooks" Canadian Silvicultural Institute. Penticton, BC 4/4/2007
bullet"Integrating fire economics into private forest silvicultural decisions" Idaho Forest Owners. Moscow, ID 3/26/2007
bullet"The coming housing bust will gut inland log markets" NIPF Foresters' Forum, Coeur d'Alene, ID 1/19/2007
bullet"Explaining large wildfire costs" Brookings Institution. Washington DC, 11/28/2006
bullet"Economic decisions for non-industrial silviculture" FOR 424 guest lecture U of Idaho 9/26/2006
bullet"The Snake River Jet Boat Economy" public hearing, 9/13/2006. Lewiston, ID
bullet"Private forest owner fire decisions when your neighbor is the USFS" Inland Empire Society of American Foresters. 6/9/2006. Colville, WA
bullet"Input-Output modeling to measure BLM harvest change impacts in Western Oregon. Bureau of Land Management public information meeting. 6/14/2006. Corvallis, OR
bullet"Private forest investments when you're next to a federal tinderbox" Washington Farm Forestry Assoc. annual meeting. Colville, WA 6/9/02
bullet"Analyzing FY 2005's most expensive wildfires". SecAg review team report to USFS Aviation & Fire Management Directors. Washington D.C. 4/27/06
bullet"Economics of logging in distorted timber markets for a rapidly changing housing sector" Inland Logging Conf. Spokane, WA 4/7/06
bullet"Tree farm investment decisions for the impending housing bust." NIPF Foresters Conference. Spokane, WA. 1/22/06
bullet"The economics behind increasingly costly wildfires". Keynote address @ Western Forest Economists. Wemme, Oregon 5/3/05
bullet"How taxes change silvicultural choices." Society of American Foresters forest tax workshop. Moscow, Idaho. 2/26/05
bullet"Building the looming housing bust into TreeCents analyses" NIPF Foresters Conference. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 1/21/05
bullet"Matching silvicultural choices to cyclic lumber markets". NIPF Foresters Conference. Spokane, Washington 1/23/05
bullet"Help for tree farmers who blush when they talk about profits" Montana Forest Owners field day. Condon, Montana 9/20/03
bullet"How to turn the financial black hole of family forestry into a lush green money machine...and stay a Bambi-hugging Druid." Washington Farm Forestry Assn. Spokane, WA 9/16/03
bullet"New analytical challenges in federally dominated timber markets." Western Forest Economics Conference, Wemme OR 5/6/03
bullet"Building spatially disaggregated input-output models for evaluating national forest policy changes." Western Forest Economic Conference, Wemme OR 5/7/03
bullet"Would you build a mill on new federal timber supply promises?" Intermountain Logging Conference, Spokane WA 4/9/03
bullet"2003 Timber market forecast for private forests." NIPF foresters Conference. Coeur d'Alene ID. 1/24/03

Media Coverage of Forest Econ Inc.

bulletCapital Press  5/30/2003: Large article by Barbara Coyner with favorable reviews of TreeCents: "New software caters to forest owners."
bulletLoggers World 4/18/2003: Dr. Charley McKetta speaks on mill investment risks in federally dominated timbersheds
bulletCapital Press  3/28/2003:  Dr. Charley McKetta quoted on national forest influences on timber market dynamics and the effects on non-industrial private forest profitability
bulletCapital Press  2/14/2003: Dr. Charley McKetta predicts local community impacts from federal timber policy changes
bullet unsolicited technical review of TreeCents 2.1




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