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Climate change is already affecting America's forests. The fires of 2000 shocked the Nation, the fires of 2006 burned an area greater than in any year since 1954, and the 2007 fires in southern California forced the evacuation of more than a million residents. Some of the largest individual fires…
Author(s): Dale Bosworth, Richard Birdsey, Linda Joyce, Constance Millar
Keywords: climate change, carbon, US Forest Service
Source: Journal of Forestry 106(4):214-221
Year: 2008
Approaches for forecasting wildfire suppression costs in advance of a wildfire season are demonstrated for two lead times: fall and spring of the current fiscal year (Oct. 1–Sept. 30). Model functional forms are derived from aggregate expressions of a least cost plus net value change model.…
Author(s): Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Karen Abt, Krista Gebert
Keywords: US Forest Service, budget, firefighting, seemingly unrelated regression, time series, suppression cost
Source: Forest Science, Vol. 54(4): 381-396
Year: 2008
For a century, US Forest Service experimental forests and ranges (EFRs) have been a resource for scientists conducting long-term research relating to forestry and range management social science research has been limited, despite the history of occupation and current use of these sites for…
Author(s): Susan Charnley, Lee K. Cerveny
Keywords: US Forest Service, social science research, experimental forests and ranges, human uses of public lands
Source: Journal of Forestry. 109(6): 313-320
Year: 2011
The use of woody biomass is being promoted across the United States as a means of increasing energy independence, mitigating climate change, and reducing the cost of hazardous fuels reduction treatments and forest restoration projects. The opportunities and challenges for woody biomass use on the…
Author(s): Shiloh Sundstrom, Max Nielsen-Pincus, Cassandra Moseley, Sarah McCaffrey
Keywords: biomass utilization, US Forest Service, value-added utilization, biomass energy
Source: Journal of Forestry. January/February: 16-24.
Year: 2012
American Indian tribes have inherent rights to national forestland and resources codified in treaties, the US Constitution, statutes, Presidential Executive Orders, and case law. These rights require a government-togovernment relationship between each tribe and the US Forest Service (USFS), which…
Author(s): Michael J. Dockry, Sophia A. Gutterman, Mae A. Davenport
Keywords: tribal relations, collaboration, partnership, American Indian, US Forest Service
Source: Journal of Forestry
Year: 2018
U.S. Forest Service managers are required to incorporate social and biophysical science information in planning and environmental analysis. The use of science is mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Forest Management Act, and U.S. Forest Service planning rules.…
Author(s): Lee K. Cerveny, Dale J. Blahna, Marc J. Stern, Michael J. Mortimer, S. Andrew Predmore, James Freeman
Keywords: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), US Forest Service, Recreation planning, travel management
Source: Environmental Management. 48: 644-657
Year: 2011
Interdisciplinary teamwork has become a foundation of natural resources planning and management in the US. Yet, we know little about the degree of interdisciplinary collaboration of natural resource planning teams. We conducted 10 case studies of Forest Service NEPA (National Environmental Policy…
Author(s): James W. Freeman, Marc J. Stern, Michael Mortimer, Dale J. Blahna, Lee K. Cerveny
Keywords: US Forest Service, interdisciplinary, teamwork, collaboration, National Environmental Policy Act
Source: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 54(5): 597-615
Year: 2011
Interdisciplinary (ID) teams were created by the US Forest Service in response to environmental legislation. In 2008, we surveyed 10 team leaders for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis of 106 recreation-related projects conducted between 2005 and 2008. Results were compared with…
Author(s): Lee K. Cerveny, Dale J. Blahna, Marc J. Stern, Michael J. Mortimer, James W. Freeman
Keywords: US Forest Service, National Environmental Policy Act, interdisciplinary teams, recreation
Source: Journal of Forestry. 109(4): 201-207
Year: 2011
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its accompanying regulations provide a spectrum of alternative analytical pathways for federal agencies proposing major actions that might significantly impact the human environment. Although guidance from the President's council on Environmental…
Author(s): Michael J. Mortimer, Marc J. Stern, Robert W. Malmsheimer, Dale J. Blahna, Lee K. Cerveny, David N. Seesholtz
Keywords: US Forest Service, National Environmental Policy Act, risk, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, decisionmaking, litigation
Source: Journal of Forestry. 109(1): 27-33
Year: 2011
National forests and grasslands in the United States are governed by land and resource management plans that should be updated every 15 years to reflect changing social, economic, and environmental conditions and to address new priorities. A new forest planning rule finalized in 2012 introduces new…
Author(s): C. M. Ryan, L. K. Cerveny, T. L. Robinson, D. J. Blahna
Keywords: Early adopter, expertise, US Forest Service
Source: Forest Science. 64(2): 159-169.
Year: 2018