Maine Logging Truck

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    Maine is the most forested state in the
    nation. Approximately 17.6 million
    acres, or 89% of the state’s total land
    area, is covered with trees. The forest
    helps define the Maine “Way of Life.”

    • Maine is the major timber producer of the NEFA region, accounting for more than half of timber harvest and wood products manufacturing output.

    • The annual contribution of forest-based manufacturing and forest-related recreation and tourism to the Maine economy is over $6.47 billion.

    • Forest-based manufacturing is the largest manufacturing industry in Maine, contributing $5.31 billion in
    value of shipments to the economy in 2005 or 36% of Maine’s total manufacturing sales.

    • The forest-based manufacturing industry provides employment for 19,614 people and generates a payroll
    of over $0.75 billion, the largest payroll in Maine’s manufacturing sector.

    • Forest-based recreation and tourism provides employment for over 12,000 and generates payrolls of $0.14 billion.

    • In 2005, forest-based manufacturing contributed $2.47 billion in Gross State Product (GSP) to the state
    economy, or 31% of the manufacturing GSP for Maine.

    • Revenues from forest-related recreation and tourism activities totaled $1.15 billion in 2005.

    • Maine landowners received estimated stumpage revenue in 2005 of $0.18 billion.

    • The sale of Christmas trees, wreaths and maple syrup contributed approximately $0.01 billion in 2005.

    • Wood provides the energy for approximately 20% of electrical use in Maine.

    • Revenues from the sales of biomass chips in 2005 totaled approximately $.06 billion.

    • Each 1,000 acres of forest land in Maine supports 1.2 forest-based manufacturing, forestry and logging jobs and .7 forest-related tourism and recreation jobs.

    source: www.nefainfo.org/publications/2007 Publications/NEFAEconomicImportME.pdf

    ingaswanteson, billnbenj, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. billnbenj 113 months ago | reply

      A brilliant angle,giving superb perspective,and as always,your back-up information is clear,concise and extremely interesting.

    2. gezyca 113 months ago | reply

      The slogan on the truck guard at the bottom "Carpe Diem" is particularly poignant. Nice shot.

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