United States Department of Agriculture
The Ecosystem Services and Products Team examines how people perceive and value natural resources, the goods and services that these resources provide, and the opportunities and tradeoffs of actively managing these resources. Drawing on expertise in forest products, economics and silviculture, we describe, quantify and project trends for the provision of ecosystem services including forest products, carbon, water, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and jobs that people depend on for their livelihood. Our research develops cutting edge and practical solutions that informs policy makers and helps land managers deliver a broad suite of ecosystem services from both public and private lands. Our team focuses on sustainable forest management, forest products, biomass utilization, wood energy, valuation of market and non-market goods and services, and wildfire and fuels management. The results of our research enable land managers and policymakers to examine potential tradeoffs among services and to more easily communicate project outcomes to the public.
Provide qualitative and quantitative information on the goods and services available from forest ecosystems.
Develop ecosystem services frameworks to describe and integrate the benefits people receive from nature.
Develop protocols for multi-ecosystem services markets.
Resource characteristics, wood utilization technologies, wood products marketing, and wood product carbon balances.
Biomass utilization for healthy forests and resilient communities
Financial evaluations of community-scale wood energy systems
Production, prices, employment, and trade in Northwest forest industries.
Opportunities for wood product industries in southeast Alaska.
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