Table 1. Hypothetical farm area near Blacksburg, Virginia

Function or Land Use

Probable Net Annual Financial Gain $

Acres

Product

Acres and

Yield

House and Yard

500 (rental)

 

6000

Roads and Edges

 

 

 

Out Buildings, Garages, Parking

 

 

 

Fallow Fields and Young Forests

<10 Years Old

 

 

 

Young Forests 10-30 Years

$225 (or zero if mill not nearby)

20

4500

Forests >30-90 age

$172

48

3440

Forests >90

$900

8

7200

Cropland Examples: Soybeans

Corn

 

 

280

180

 

5

1000

Pasture and Livestock

330

5

1650

Hay/Alfalfa

350

5

1650

Aquatic Area (Ponds, wetlands, streams)

 

 

 

Preserves (Ancient Forests, Geologic Sites, etc.)

 

 

 

Total

 

 

25440