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Survey of Idaho Log and Chip Truck Drivers

Issue Brief No. 22, Philip S. Cook (September 2019)
Download Issue Brief No. 22

Idaho’s Family Forest Owners: 2016 Survey Results

PAG Report No. 38, Philip S. Cook, Dennis R. Becker, and Michelle Benedum (April 2018).
Download PAG Report No. 38

Idaho at a Glance, summary report

Review of Idaho's Forest Legacy Program

Issue Brief No. 20, Spencer Plumb, Ph.D., Michelle Benedum, and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D (March 2017).
Download Issue Brief No. 20

Policies Affecting Implementation of Landscape-scale Treatments on National Forest System Lands at High Risk of Insect and Disease Mortality

PAG Report No. 36, P.S. Cook and P. Wilson (May 2015).
Download Report No. 36

Fuel Treatments in Idaho's Forests: Effectiveness, Constraints, and Opportunities

PAG Report No. 35, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (December 2014).
Download Report No. 35

Idaho—Wood Bioenergy Fact Sheet

PAG Fact Sheet No. 11, J. O'Laughlin for the Forestry/Biomass Task Force, Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance (January 2014).
Download Fact Sheet No. 11

Wildland Fire Management: Are actively managed forests more resilient than passively managed forests?

PAG Issue Brief No. 15, J. O'Laughlin for the Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (October 2013).
Download Issue Brief No. 15

Secure Rural Schools Program Reauthorization, U.S. Forest Service Timber Sale Program, and Trust Land Management

PAG Issue Brief No. 14, J. O'Laughlin for Rep. Raúl Labrador’s staff (August 2011).
Download Issue Brief No. 14

High Forest Mortality and Low Timber Removal Rates in the Western States Promise Hazardous Fuel Accumulations and Big Fires

PAG Fact Sheet No. 4, Jay O’Laughlin for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Forest Economists (revised May 2011).
Download Fact Sheet No. 4

Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wood Bioenergy

PAG Report No. 31, J. O'Laughlin (September 2010).
Download Report No. 31

Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP): Analysis of Proposed Options for “Matching Payments” for the Collection, Harvest, and Transport of Forest Biomass

PAG Issue Brief No. 12, R. Lane and J. O’Laughlin (March 2010).
Download Issue Brief No. 12

Environmental Benefits of Using Biomass as an Energy Feedstock

PAG Fact Sheet No. 5, J. O'Laughlin (February 2009).
Download Fact Sheet No. 5

Idaho Forest Facts and Forestry Issues

PAG Fact Sheet No. 2, J. O’Laughlin and P.S. Cook for the Idaho Forest Products Commission’s Miracle at Work Forest Tour (revised September 2008).
Download Fact Sheet No. 2

Timber Harvests and Receipts from National Forest System Lands in Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 10, J. O'Laughlin (September 2007).
Download Issue Brief No. 10

Idaho's Forest Products Business Sector: Contributions, Challenges, and Opportunities

PAG Report No. 26, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (August 2006).
Download Report No. 26

Comparison of Two Forest Certification Systems and Idaho Legal Requirements

PAG Report No. 23, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (December 2003).
Download Report No. 23

Endowment Fund Reform and Idaho's State Lands: Evaluating Financial Performance of Forest and Rangeland Assets

PAG Report No. 21, J. O'Laughlin and P.S. Cook (December 2001). 
Download Report No. 21

Taxing Forest Property: Analysis of Alternative Methods and Impacts in Idaho

PAG Report No. 20, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (October 2001).
Download Report No. 20

Toward Sustainable Forest Management: Part II - The Role and Effects of Timber Harvesting in Idaho

PAG Report No. 19, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (December 2000).
Download Report No. 19

Toward Sustainable Forest Management: Part I - Certification Programs

PAG Report No. 18, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (December 1999).
Download Report No. 18

Forest Health Conditions in Idaho

PAG Report No. 11, J. O'Laughlin, J.G. MacCracken, D.L. Adams, S.C. Bunting, K.A. Blatner, and C.E. Keegan, III (December 1993).
Download Report No. 11

Design of Forest Riparian Buffer Strips for the Protection of Water Quality: Analysis of Scientific Literature

PAG Report No. 8, G.H. Belt, J. O'Laughlin, and W.T. Merrill (June 1992).
Download Report No. 8

Silver Valley Resource Analysis for Pulp and Paper Mill Feasibility

PAG Report No. 6, J.G. MacCracken and J. O'Laughlin, editors (October 1991).
Download Report No. 6


Financial Performance of Idaho's Endowment Rangelands

PAG Issue Brief No. 17, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (March 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 17

Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Policy and the Wildfire Threat in Idaho

PAG Report No. 34, J. O'Laughlin, P.S. Cook, Z. Johnson, and E. Strand (June 2014).
Download Report No. 34

Fuel Treatments on Rangelands

PAG Report No. 32, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (December 2011).
Download Report No. 32

Endowment Fund Reform and Idaho's State Lands: Evaluating Financial Performance of Forest and Rangeland Assets

PAG Report No. 21, J. O'Laughlin and P.S. Cook (December 2001).
Download Report No. 21

Guidelines for Managing Cattle Grazing in Riparian Areas to Protect Water Quality: Review of Research and Best Management Practices Policy

PAG Report No. 15, J.C. Mosley, P.S. Cook, A.J. Griffis, and J. O'Laughlin (December 1997).
Download Report No. 15

BLM Riparian Policy in Idaho: Analysis of Public Comment on a Proposed Policy Statement

PAG Report No. 2, K.L. Johnson, C. Mosley, J.C. Mosley, and J. O'Laughlin (June 1990).
Download Report No. 2

Recreation Access and Leasing of State Endowment Lands

PAG Issue Brief No. 19, Philip S. Cook, Michelle Benedum, and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D. (September 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 19

Preliminary Estimates of the Economic Effects of Stream Restoration on the Big Wood River Valley, Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 18, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (August 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 18

Sage-grouse Habitat Conservation Policy and the Wildfire Threat in Idaho

PAG Report No. 34, J. O'Laughlin, P.S. Cook, Z. Johnson, and E. Strand (June 2014).
Download Report No. 34

Bighorn Sheep and Domestic Sheep: Current Situation in Idaho

PAG Report No. 30, J. O'Laughlin and P.S. Cook (January 2010).
Download Report No. 30

Delisting Endangered Species: Process Analysis and Idaho Case Studies

PAG Report No. 25, M. McClure, P.S. Cook, and J. O'Laughlin (October 2005).
Download Report No. 25

Economic Impact of Salmon and Steelhead Fishing in Idaho: Review of the Idaho Rivers United Report

PAG Issue Brief No. 6, Jay O'Laughlin (September 2005).
Download Issue Brief No. 6

The Variable Impact of Dams on Columbia and Snake River Salmon Populations

PAG Issue Brief No. 2, J. O'Laughlin (June 2003).
Download Issue Brief No. 2

Endangered Species Act at the Crossroads: New Directions from Idaho Case Studies

PAG Report No. 13, J. O'Laughlin and P.S. Cook, with K. Rogers and T. Merrill (October 1995).
Download Report No. 13

Grizzly bear recovery in Idaho

PAG Report No. 12, J.G. MacCracken, D. Goble, and J. O'Laughlin (September 1994).
Download Report No. 12

Wolf Recovery in Central Idaho: Alternative Strategies and Impacts

PAG Report No. 4, C. Wise, J.J. Yeo, D. Goble, J.M. Peek, and J. O'Laughlin (February 1991).
Download Report No. 4

Preliminary Estimates of the Economic Effects of Stream Restoration on the Big Wood River Valley, Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 18, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (August 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 18

Public Opinion of Water Quality Issues and Funding Options in Idaho

PAG Report No. 17, J. O'Laughlin, K. McGuire, and J. Carlson (December 1998).
Download Report No. 17

Guidelines for Managing Cattle Grazing in Riparian Areas to Protect Water Quality: Review of Research and Best Management Practices Policy

PAG Report No. 15, J.C. Mosley, P.S. Cook, A.J. Griffis, and J. O'Laughlin (December 1997).
Download Report No. 15

Idaho Water Quality Policy for Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Manual for Decision-Makers

PAG Report No. 14, J. O'Laughlin (December 1996).
Download Report No. 14

Analysis of Methods for Determining Minimum Instream Flows for Recreation

PAG Report No. 9, T. Merrill and J. O'Laughlin (March 1993).
Download Report No. 9

Design of Forest Riparian Buffer Strips for the Protection of Water Quality: Analysis of Scientific Literature

PAG Report No. 8, G.H. Belt, J. O'Laughlin, and W.T. Merrill (June 1992).
Download Report No. 8

State Agency Roles in Idaho Water Quality Policy (Special Report for the Idaho Legislature)

PAG Report No. 5, A.C. Turner and J. O'Laughlin (February 1991).
Download Report No. 5

BLM Riparian Policy in Idaho: Analysis of Public Comment on a Proposed Policy Statement

PAG Report No. 2, K.L. Johnson, C. Mosley, J.C. Mosley, and J. O'Laughlin (June 1990).
Download Report No. 2

Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Policies in Idaho

PAG Report No. 33, Z. Johnson, P.S. Cook, J. O'Laughlin, and K. Bird (December 2013).
Download Report No. 33

Maintenance of Non-Motorized Trails on National Forests in Idaho: Funding Background and Opportunities for State Assistance

Issue Brief No. 21, Philip S. Cook, Matthew Courtney, and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D. (September 2017).
Download Issue Brief No. 21

Recreation Access and Leasing of State Endowment Lands

PAG Issue Brief No. 19, Philip S. Cook, Michelle Benedum, and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D. (September 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 19

Preliminary Estimates of the Economic Effects of Stream Restoration on the Big Wood River Valley, Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 18, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (August 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 18

Off-Highway Vehicle and Snowmobile Management in Idaho

PAG Report No. 27, P.S. Cook and J. O'Laughlin (October 2008).
Download Report No. 27

Economic Impact of Salmon and Steelhead Fishing in Idaho: Review of the Idaho Rivers United Report

PAG Issue Brief No. 6, Jay O'Laughlin (September 2005).
Download Issue Brief No. 6

Analysis of a Single Payment Program for Public Lands Counties in Idaho: Scenarios and Implications.

PAG Report No. 40, Chelsea P. McIver, Karl Meyer, Dennis R. Becker, and Philip S. Cook (September 2019).
Download PAG Report No. 40

Endowment Lands Contributions to Idaho’s Economy

PAG Report No. 39, Philip S. Cook, Greg Alward, and Dennis R. Becker (December 2018).
Download PAG Report No. 39

Recreation Access and Leasing of State Endowment Lands

PAG Issue Brief No. 19, Philip S. Cook, Michelle Benedum, and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D. (September 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 19

Financial Performance of Idaho's Endowment Rangelands

PAG Issue Brief No. 17, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (March 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 17

Policies Affecting Implementation of Landscape-scale Treatments on National Forest System Lands at High Risk of Insect and Disease Mortality

PAG Report No. 36, P.S. Cook and P. Wilson (May 2015).
Download PAG Report No. 36

Would a transfer of federal lands to the State of Idaho make or lose money?

PAG Issue Brief No. 16, J. O'Laughlin in response to a request by Representative Lawrence Denney, Co-Chair of the Federal Lands Interim Committee of the Idaho Legislature (November 2014).
Download PAG Issue Brief No. 16

Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area

PAG Fact Sheet No. 8, J. O'Laughlin (September 2011).
Download PAG Fact Sheet No. 8

Idaho’s Endowment Lands: A Matter of Sacred Trust, Second Edition

PAG Report No. 1, J. O’Laughlin, S.F. Hamilton, and P.S. Cook (August 2011)
Download Report No. 1

Secure Rural Schools Program Reauthorization, U.S. Forest Service Timber Sale Program, and Trust Land Management

PAG Issue Brief No. 14, J. O'Laughlin for Rep. Raúl Labrador’s staff (August 2011).
Download PAG Issue Brief No. 14

Public Land Exchanges: Benefits, Challenges, and Potential for Idaho

PAG Report No. 29, P.S. Cook, S.K. Hacker, and J. O’Laughlin (December 2009).
Download PAG Report No. 29

Analysis of Procedures for Residential Real Estate (Cottage Site) Leases on Idaho’s Endowment Lands

PAG Report No. 28, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (October 2008).
Download Report No. 28

Policies for Risk Assessment in Federal Land and Resource Management Decisions

PAG Issue Brief No. 4, Jay O'Laughlin (July 2004).
Download PAG Issue Brief No. 4

Endowment Fund Reform and Idaho’s State Lands: Evaluating Financial Performance of Forest and Rangeland Assets

PAG Report No. 21, J. O’Laughlin and P.S. Cook (December 2001).
Download Report No. 21

History and Analysis of Federally Administered Lands in Idaho

PAG Report No. 16, J. O'Laughlin, W.R. Hundrup, and P.S. Cook (June 1998).
Download Report No. 16

Analysis of Idaho Roadless Areas and Wilderness Proposals

PAG Report No. 10, J. MacCracken, T. Merrill, and J. O'Laughlin (July 1993).
Download Report No. 10

A National Park in Idaho? Proposals and Possibilities

PAG Report No. 7, J. MacCracken and J. O'Laughlin (June 1992).
Download Report No. 7

Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Land Acquisition and Management Program

PAG Report No. 3, C. Wise and J. O'Laughlin (October 1990).
Download Report No. 3

State Funding for Wildfire Suppression in the Western U.S.

PAG Report No. 37, P.S. Cook and Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., (August 2017).
Download Report No. 37

Fuel Treatments in Idaho’s Forests: Effectiveness, Constraints, and Opportunities

PAG Report No. 35, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (December 2014).
Download Report No. 35

Wildland Fire Management: Are actively managed forests more resilient than passively managed forests?

PAG Issue Brief No. 15, J. O’Laughlin for the Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (October 2013).
Download Issue Brief No. 15

2012 Wildfire Statistics

PAG Fact Sheet No. 10, Jay O’Laughlin (March 2013).
Download Fact Sheet No. 10

High Forest Mortality and Low Timber Removal Rates in the Western States Promise Hazardous Fuel Accumulations and Big Fires

PAG Fact Sheet No. 4, Jay O’Laughlin for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Western Forest Economists (revised May 2011).
Download Fact Sheet No. 4

Wildfire Risk Reduction, Fuels Treatment, and Federal Land Management Planning: Incorporating Risk Analysis into Landscape- and Project-level Planning

PAG Issue Brief No. 13, J. O’Laughlin for Wildland Fire Leadership Council meeting in Reno, Nevada (July 2010).
Download Issue Brief No. 13

Trends in U.S. Wildfires and Idaho Forest Fuel Loading

PAG Fact Sheet No. 3, Jay O’Laughlin for Forestry Day at the Legislature (January 2008).
Download Fact Sheet No. 3

Forest Fire Smoke Management Policy: Can Prescribed Fire Reduce Subsequent Wildland Fire Emissions?

PAG Report No. 24, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (November 2004).
Download Report No. 24

Are Prescribed Burning Projects Feasible in Idaho Wilderness Areas?

PAG Issue Brief No. 5, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (July 2004).
Download Issue Brief No. 5

Forest Market and Greenhouse Gas Impacts from Using Biomass for Energy Production.

Report for the USDA Office of the Chief Economist, R. Abt et al. (February 2018).
Download Report

Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wood Bioenergy

PAG Report No. 31, J. O’Laughlin (September 2010).
Download Report No. 31

Carbon Sequestration Strategies in the Forest Sector

PAG Issue Brief No. 11, J. O’Laughlin (March 2008)
Download Issue Brief No. 11

Preliminary Estimates of the Economic Effects of Stream Restoration on the Big Wood River Valley, Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 18, Dennis R. Becker, Ph.D., and Philip S. Cook (August 2016).
Download Issue Brief No. 18

Would a transfer of federal lands to the State of Idaho make or lose money?

PAG Issue Brief No. 16, J. O’Laughlin in response to a request by Representative Lawrence Denney, Co-Chair of the Federal Lands Interim Committee of the Idaho Legislature (November 2014).
Download Issue Brief No. 16

Analysis of Procedures for Residential Real Estate (Cottage Site) Leases on Idaho’s Endowment Lands

PAG Report No. 28, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (October 2008).
Download Report No. 28

Timber Harvests and Receipts from National Forest System Lands in Idaho

PAG Issue Brief No. 10, J. O’Laughlin (September 2007).
Download Issue Brief No. 10

Idaho’s Forest Products Business Sector: Contributions, Challenges, and Opportunities

PAG Report No. 26, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (August 2006).
Download Report No. 26

Ecosystem Services and Environmental Market Potentials: Portland Katoomba Conference Notes.

PAG Issue Brief No. 8, J. O’Laughlin and J.A. Helms (July 2006).
Download Issue Brief No. 8

Economic Impact of Salmon and Steelhead Fishing in Idaho: Review of the Idaho Rivers United Report

PAG Issue Brief No. 6, Jay O’Laughlin (September 2005).
Download Issue Brief No. 6

Superfund Liability Reform in 2002

PAG Issue Brief No. 3, J. O’Laughlin in response to a request from U.S. Senator Larry Craig’s office (September 2003).
Download Issue Brief No. 3

Forest Resource-Based Economic Development in Idaho: Analysis of Concepts, Resource Management Policies, and Community Effects

PAG Report No. 22, C. Harris, P.S. Cook, and J. O’Laughlin (May 2003).
Download Report No. 22

Endowment Fund Reform and Idaho’s State Lands: Evaluating Financial Performance of Forest and Rangeland Assets

PAG Report No. 21, J. O’Laughlin and P.S. Cook (December 2001).
Download Report No. 21

Taxing Forest Property: Analysis of Alternative Methods and Impacts in Idaho

PAG Report No. 20, P.S. Cook and J. O’Laughlin (October 2001).
Download Report No. 20

Softwood Lumber Imports from Canada: An Issue Brief

PAG Issue Brief No. 1, J. O’Laughlin in response to a letter to Idaho legislators from the Canadian Consul General (April 2001).
Download Issue Brief No. 1

Silver Valley Resource Analysis for Pulp and Paper Mill Feasibility

PAG Report No. 6, J.G. MacCracken and J. O’Laughlin, editors (October 1991).

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Physical Address:
675 W. 6th Street
CNR 19E
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Phone: 208-885-5776

Email: drbecker@uidaho.edu

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