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    Author(s): Andy Hines
    Date: 2019
    Source: In: Hines, Andy; Bengston, David N.; Dockry, Michael J., comps. The Forest Futures Horizon Scanning project. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-187. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 62-66.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Horizon scanning produces a significant amount of information about potential change that may be on the horizon. To be useful for the intended audiences, this large volume of information must be sorted, condensed, analyzed, interpreted, and presented in formats that fit the needs of diverse users. This paper describes the various current and planned communication outputs of the Forest Futures Horizon Scanning project, including the scanning library, blog posts about significant scanning hits or emerging themes, a periodic digest summarizing interesting scanning hits, detailed articles and technical reports, presentations to a wide range of audiences, and input to other strategic foresight projects. A possible additional output would be to offer focused scanning services on priority issues to groups within the USDA Forest Service.

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    Hines, Andy. 2019. Communicating Horizon Scanning. In: Hines, Andy; Bengston, David N.; Dockry, Michael J., comps. The Forest Futures Horizon Scanning project. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-187. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 62-66.https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-P-187-paper8. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-P-187-paper8.

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