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Executive Summary: Forests of the Northern United StatesAuthor(s): Stephen R. Shifley; Francisco X. Aguilar; Nianfu Song; Susan I. Stewart; David J. Nowak; Dale D. Gormanson; W. Keith Moser; Sherri Wormstead; Eric J. Greenfield
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-90 ES. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 40 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThis executive summary provides an overview of the 200-page report, Forests of the Northern United States, which covers in detail current forest conditions, recent trends, issues, threats and opportunities in the forests in the 20 Northern States. It provides a context for subsequent Northern Forest Futures Project analyses that will forecast alternative future scenarios and their potential impacts on forests and people in the North. Facts and figures cited in this executive summary come from numerous publications and online databases; specific sources and many additional details are included in the full report.
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CitationShifley, Stephen R.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Song, Nianfu; Stewart, Susan I.; Nowak, David J.; Gormanson, Dale D.; Moser, W. Keith; Wormstead, Sherri; Greenfield, Eric J. 2012. Executive Summary: Forests of the Northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-90 ES. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 40 p.
Keywordsbest practice codes, biodiversity, criteria and indicators, forest health, forest industry, invasive species, nontimber products, sustainable, timber products, watershed, urban forest
- The Southern Forest Futures Project: summary report
- National Woodland Owner Survey: family forest ownerships with 1 to 9 acres, 2011-2013
- USDA Forest Service National Woodland Owner Survey: national, regional, and state statistics for family forest and woodland ownerships with 10+ acres, 2011-2013
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