Of the current acerage of redwood timber in Humboldt County, California, how many board feet of redwood timber can be harvested each year, on a sustained yield basis? Subtract out all the timber that is in any kind of preserve and is thus unavailable for harvesting.
The answer to this question is not as important as the process you use to get the answer. In fact, among the 10 or so groups that will be working on this problem the answers will vary considerably. What you must do is to show how you arrive at each of your answer, showing me all your reasoning and where you got your data to make your calculations. Reasonable estimates and calculations based on facts taken from surveys, scientific research of your own, or facts taken from books is how you will arrive at your answer.
Your paper must be typewritten, showing your reasoning process with regular citations to the authorities you used. Information taken from books and periodicals must have a full bibliographic citation (as you learned in ENGL 101). Information taken from the Internet must have full Internet addresses (URLs). I expect these to be in a bibliography at the end of your paper and citations to these bibliographic entries throughout your paper.
If you are convincing, your paper is well-written, it is cited, and has a good bibliography, you will obtain your 100 points.
Don't consider this a trivial assignment. It is not something you can whip out in a few minutes. I suggest that you get to work on it soon and turn it in before the deadline, Wednesday, May 26, 1998.
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