Changing social contexts have necessitated a new approach to forest management. Growing dissatisfaction with clearcutting has made the USDA Forest Service the focus of criticism by various public interest groups.We discuss and provide a comprehensive annotated list of published and unpublished…
Keywords: Acceptability, Alaska, alternatives to clearcutting, clearcutting, forest management, Forest Service, forest values, public attitudes, social acceptability, social values, southeast Alaska, Tongass National Forest, values
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-594. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37
Designation of public lands as wilderness continues to be a contentious issue. With about 45 million acres designated as wilderness in the lower 48 states, the question of whether designation of additional wilderness would result in increased recreation use has been raised. We address this issue…
Keywords: fixed-effects regression, Forest Service, National Park Service, recreation, time series, wilderness
Source: Society & Natural Resources, 12:481-491, 1999
This report highlights accomplishments achieved by USDA Forest Service National Fire Plan Research and Development projects from 2004 through 2005 in four key areas: firefighting, rehabilitation and restoration, hazardous fuels reduction, and community assistance. These highlights illustrate the…
Keywords: Forest Service, National Fire Plan, firefighting, rehabilitation and restoration, hazardous fuels reduction, and community assistance
Source: General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-200. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 73 p.
National legislation has mandated the development and use of an ecological data base to improve resource decision making, while State and Federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in standardizing resource classification and inventory data. In the Pacific Southwest Region, which includes nearly 20…
Keywords: classification, ecological type, ecosystem, Forest Service, California
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-98. Berkeley, Calif.: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 8 p
The USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station has embarked on a new integrated research and development program to identify and understand the development-related aspects of Midwestern landscape change. This paper describes the framework and scope of the Landscape Change Integrated Program…
Keywords: USDA, Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Midwestern landscape, stakeholders
Source: Fragmentation 2000 Conference. p. 375-382. (2000)
This article presents an innovative methodology for evaluating strategic planning goals in a public agency. Computer-coded content analysis was used to evaluate attitudes expressed in about 28,000 on-line news media stories about the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and its strategic…
Keywords: Strategic planning, media, Forest Service
Source: Evaluation Review. Vol. 23 no. 1.:p. 77-100. (1999)
Wildfire suppression expenditures on national forest land have increased over the last 35 years, exceeding US $l billion in 2000 and 2002. These increases in expenditure have been attributed, in part, to a century of aggressive wildfire suppression, resulting in a buildup of fuel on the nation's…
Keywords: Forest Service, incentives, prescribed fire, suppression, wildfire
Source: Forest Science. 51(5):387-395
Rising wildfire suppression expenditures on public land in the United States have led to increased scrutiny of wildfire management practices. One area that has received particular attention is the Forest Service's increasing reliance on contract fire crews. Because a contract crew rate includes…
Keywords: Type II fire crew, wildfire suppression, Oregon, Washington, Region 6, Forest Service, contract fire crews
Source: Western Journal of Applied Science 20(4):233-239
Nesting bald eagles habitat on Forest Service, need to balance habitat and recreational needs.
Keywords: bald eagles, habitat, Forest Service
Source: In: Proceedings: The challenge of providing recreation opportunities while protecting ecosystems. Joint USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region/Urban National Forest Coalition Workshop. 2004. Tempe, AZ. p. 31-32.
Broad discretion is granted at all levels throughout federal land management agencies regarding compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We explored the diversity of procedures employed in NEPA processes across four agencies, the USDA Forest Service, The USDI National Park…
Keywords: National Environmental Policy Act. planning, interdisciplinary teams, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-799. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 106 p.