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Private forestry group ranks issues.

Fair taxes remains the most pressing issue for private forest owners, according to the annual Top 10 list of issues developed by the National Woodland Owners Assn. Taxes of all kind have been the No. 1 issue for private forest owners for the past 19 years, according to the NWOA.

"Wildfire and Forest Health" moved up to No. 2 from No. 6 last year, while "Right to Practice Forestry" slid from No. 2 to No. 7 this year. Forest certification issues remained ninth on the list.

The current Top 10 list of issues, and their ranking from last year can be seen in the accompanying chart.

For more information, visit www.woodlandowners.org.
TOP 10 ISSUES

2004 2003
Rank Rank
 1 1 Fair Income, Inheritance & Proyerty Taxes
 2 6 Wildfire & Forest Health
 3 5 Markets, Mills & Fair Trade
 4 3 Private ProPerty Rights
 5 7 Cost Sharing, & Incentives
 6 4 Extension Education & Service Forestry
 7 2 Right-to-Practice Forestry
 8 8 Landowner Liability
 9 9 Certification of Loggers, Foresters & Forest Practices
 10 10 Forestry on Wetlands--Best Management Practices
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Title Annotation:Trends & News
Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Date:Dec 1, 2004
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