Complementing the qualitative account of forestry's impact provided by Geoffrey Carpenter, Lloyd Irland gives us a broad statistical overview of the industry, its changing economic fortunes, and its impact on the environment of the north woods. The data, while not always precise, reveal the terms upon which the state's decision-makers historically viewed the forest and its future. Mr. Irland is private forestry consultant in Winthrop, Maine, who has written widely on New England forestry topics, including Wildlands and Woodlots: The Story Of New England's Forests (1982).
Irland, Lloyd C.. "Maine Lumber Production, 1839-1997: A Statistical Overview." Maine History 38, 1 (1998): 36-49. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol38/iss1/3