Forestry and Natural Resources


Economic Implications of Wildlife Considerations in Timber Management

Publication Date

Fall 10-27-2021

Publication Number

LGP 1124


Family forest landowners have various objectives for owning and managing property, requiring different cost inputs and potential timber revenue losses. This article provides a framework to estimate the economic tradeoffs, also referred to as opportunity cost, of managing loblolly pine plantations for timber production versus a management regime that also promotes wildlife habitat. Hunting lease revenue associated with managing a forest property for wildlife benefits and its potential to offset lost timber revenue will also be presented.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

landowners, foresters, wildlife biologist