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Trees, forests and land use in drylands: The first global assessment

Publications Posted on: August 16, 2020
The first Global Drylands Assessment is a thematic study complementing FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) but differing from it in method and scope. Unlike FRA, which relies on official national statistics, the Global Drylands Assessment was prepared by a consortium of partner institutions and was carried out through visual interpretation of satellite images.

Estimating forest characteristics for longleaf pine restoration using normalized remotely sensed imagery in Florida USA

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Effective forest management is predicated on accurate information pertaining to the characteristics and condition of forests. Unfortunately, ground-based information that accurately describes the complex spatial and contextual nature of forests across broad landscapes is cost prohibitive to collect.

An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Abstract: Methods are described for evaluating economic and carbon storage aspects of tree planting projects (e.g., plantations for restoration, roundwood, bioenergy, and nonwood products). Total carbon (C) stock is dynamic and comprises C in vegetation, decomposing matter, soil, products, and fuel substituted. An alternative (reference) case is essential for project evaluation.

Survey responses from Region 3: Are we achieving the public's objectives for forests and rangelands?

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
The survey on values, objectives, beliefs, and attitudes, implemented as a module of the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment, asked over 7,000 respondents nationwide about their values with respect to public lands, objectives for the management of these lands, beliefs about the role the USDA Forest Service should play in fulfilling those objectives, and attitudes about the job the agency has been doing.

Survey responses from Region 8: Are we achieving the public's objectives for forests and rangelands?

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
The survey on values, objectives, beliefs, and attitudes, implemented as a module of the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment, asked over 7,000 respondents nationwide about their values with respect to public lands, objectives for the management of these lands, beliefs about the role the USDA Forest Service should play in fulfilling those objectives, and attitudes about the job the agency has been doing.

The impact of climate change on forest systems in the northern United States: Projections and implications for forest management [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: February 06, 2020
Forests play an essential role in the social, economic, and ecological lives of the inhabitants of the northern United States. Forests cover 69.6 million ha, or 42% of the land area of this region, which is both the most heavily forested and the most densely populated quadrant of the United States (Fig. 1).

Forests and water: A state-of-the-art review for Colorado

Publications Posted on: December 23, 2019
Forests occupy 22.6 million acres in Colorado, or 32 percent of the land area, and nearly three-quarters of the forest lands in Colorado are in public ownership. About 55 percent of the forested area is considered suitable for forest harvest. National forests comprise nearly half of the forested area and approximately 60 percent of the area is considered suitable for forest harvest.

User guide to the FireCLIME Vulnerability Assessment (VA) tool: A rapid and flexible system for assessing ecosystem vulnerability to climate-fire interactions

Publications Posted on: October 15, 2019
Decision makers need better methods for identifying critical ecosystem vulnerabilities to changing climate and fire regimes. Climate-wildfire-vegetation interactions are complex and hinder classification and projection necessary for development of management strategies.

Effects of drought on forests and rangelands in the United States: translating science into management responses

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2019
Most regions of the United States are projected to experience a higher frequency of severe droughts and longer dry periods as a result of a warming climate. Even if current drought regimes remain unchanged, higher temperatures will interact with drought to exacerbate moisture limitation and water stress.

Survey responses from Region 9: Are we achieving the public's objectives for forests and rangelands?

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
The survey on values, objectives, beliefs, and attitudes, implemented as a module of the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment, asked over 7,000 respondents nationwide about their values with respect to public lands, objectives for the management of these lands, beliefs about the role the USDA Forest Service should play in fulfilling those objectives, and attitudes about the job the agency has been doing.

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