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New UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Examines Economic Impact of California’s Forestry Sector

By Calforests Staff – The University of California College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recently released a study analyzing the economic contributions broadly related to the areas of forest management and forest products manufacturing.
Highlights of the report include the following findings:
  • “The forestry and forest-products industries contribute approximately $39 billion and 177,000 jobs to the California economy.”
  • “This economic impact includes $22 billion and 82,800 jobs in direct contribution and $17 billion and 95,100 jobs in indirect or induced contribution.”
  • “The forestry and logging industries directly contribute $437 million and 5,700 jobs to the state economy and $500 million and 3,600 jobs in indirect or induced economic impact.”
The full report is available here.