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Log Truck

Report to the Washington State Legislature

The Washington Log Trucking Industry:
Costs and Safety Analysis

August 2008

The Rural Technology Initiative, University of Washington
The Transportation Research Group, Washington State University

(C. Larry Mason, Kenneth L. Casavant, Bruce R. Lippke,
Diem K. Nguyen, and Eric Jessup)



Review of the Rural Technology Initiative

By the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

September 2003

View, save, or print the pdf copy.

Fire damage Final Report: Investigation of Alternative Strategies for Design, Layout and Administration of Fuel Removal Projects. Final Report under USFS Grant WNFP 01-015. July 25th, 2003.

After two years of research, the final report for fire risk reduction through fuel removal is finished. With the link above you can read it on-line. With the following links you can open the PDF version of this report, or the PDF version of this report's Appendices.


Orthophoto of Western Washington Forestland

Working Paper: Economic Impacts of the Forests and Fish Rules on Small, NIPF Landowners (Ten Western Washington Case Studies). Revise in July 2003 by Kevin Zobrist.

The purpose of this study is to examine the economic impacts of Washington's FFR on small forest landowners through a series of case studies. The preliminary results of three Western Washington case studies have been presented in Zobrist and Lippke (2003). This paper presents the final results of these three case studies and seven additional Western Washington case studies. A companion study for Eastern Washington is also available (Oneil 2003).

Computer generated forest canopy image The University of Washington recognized RTI as a leader of technology application in its recent publication of:

"The Research University and the Future of Our State"
Annual Report 2002

The article, Digital Forest, ties the work of RTI with the small forest landowner using a specific example from Eastern Washington. Check it out.

Economic Impact of Alternative Forest Practice Rules to
Protect Northern Spotted Owl Sites

Provided by:
Bruce Lippke and Dick Conway & Associates

Reviewed, Revised and Published August 1994

*This document is a PDF, and is 11 MBs in size. It may take several minutes to open or save to your computer.


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