The increased price for wood products in response to the I-732 cost increase for fossil intensive products will motivate improvements in forest management, forest restoration and forest health.
- I-732 enhances the ability to pay for removing more forest residuals in fire prone Eastern forests, resulting in less destructive fires.
- The increased value in thinings of overly dense stands will reduce overly dense stands and improve Forest Health
- The cost of forest restoration is reduced by the increased market value for forest residuals.
- The increased demand for wood products will also make investments in forest regeneration and restoration more attractive.