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Forests on the edge: evaluating contributions of and threats to America's private forest landsAuthor(s): Mark Hatfield; Ronald E. McRoberts; Dacia M. Meneguzzo; Mike Dechter; <i>et al</i>
Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the seventh annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; October 3-6, 2005; Portland, ME. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-77. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 135-142.
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DescriptionThe Forests on the Edge project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, uses geographic information systems to construct and analyze maps depicting ecological, social, and economic contributions of America's private forest lands and threats to those contributions. Watersheds across the conterminous United States are ranked relative to the amount of their private forest land, relative to the contributions of their private forest lands to water quality and timber supply, and relative to threats from development, wildfire, and ozone. In addition, development and wildfire threats to private forest land contributions to water quality and timber supply are assessed. The results indicate that private forest lands are concentrated in the Eastern and Southeastern United States and that threats to the contributions of private forest lands are also concentrated in the same regions. Threats also are distributed throughout the North Central, Central Hardwoods, and Pacific Northwest regions. The maps may be used to focus additional studies on watersheds of particular concern.
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CitationStein, Susan M.; Hatfield, Mark; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Dechter, Mike; et al 2007. Forests on the edge: evaluating contributions of and threats to America''s private forest lands. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the seventh annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; October 3-6, 2005; Portland, ME. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-77. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 135-142.
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