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This report documents trends and impacts of climate change on America's forests as required by the Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974. Recent research on the impact of climate and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant productivity is synthesized. Modeling analyses explore the potential…
Author(s): Linda A. Joyce, Richard Birdsey
Keywords: forest productivity, vegetation change, carbon sequestration, mitigation, forest sector, timber inventory, soil carbon, carbon accounting, afforestation, deforestation
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 133 p.
Year: 2000
Acre for acre, streams of the coastal temperate rain forest along the Gulf of Alaska export 36 times as much dissolved organic carbon as the world average. Rain and snow are the great connectors, tightly linking aquatic and terrestrial systems of this region. The freshwater that flushes over and…
Author(s): Rhonda Mazza, Richard Edwards, David D'Amore
Keywords: dissolved organic carbon, coastal temperate rainforest, Tongass National Forest, climate change, carbon accounting
Source: Science Findings 122. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
Year: 2010
Comprehensive, large-scale carbon accounting systems are needed as nations agree to work toward reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, adopting a standard accounting system is difficult because multiple science and policy uses for such a system help fuel the debate about the nature…
Author(s): Linda S. Heath, James E. Smith
Keywords: carbon accounting, greenhouse gas, GHG, emissions, sink
Source: In: Joyce, Linda A.; Birdsey, Richard, technical editors. 2000. The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 89-101
Year: 2000
Forest access road construction is a necessary component of many on-the-ground forest vegetation treatment projects. However, the fuel energy requirements and associated carbon dioxide emissions from forest road construction are unknown. We present a method for estimating diesel fuel consumed and…
Author(s): Dan Loeffler, Greg Jones, Nikolaus Vonessen, Sean Healey, Woodam Chung
Keywords: forest roads, carbon, carbon accounting, forest management, road construction, forest products, diesel emissions
Source: In: McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
Year: 2009
Resources have been developed in the literature to enable landowners to estimate the carbon sequestration timeline of forest products derived from their land. These tools were used here to estimate sequestration and emissions related to harvests carried out in Ravalli County from 1945 to 2007. This…
Author(s): Sean Healey, Todd Morgan, Jon Songster, Jason Brandt
Keywords: forest products, carbon sequestration, carbon accounting
Source: In: McWilliams, Will; Moisen, Gretchen; Czaplewski, Ray, comps. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2008; October 21-23, 2008; Park City, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
Year: 2009
This report highlights key findings from the most recent (2004–2008) data collected by the Forest Inventory and Analysis program across all ownerships in southeast and south-central Alaska. We present basic resource information such as forest area, ownership, volume, biomass, carbon sequestration,…
Author(s): Tara M. Barrett, Glenn A. Christensen
Keywords: Coastal Alaska, temperate rain forests, boreal forests, climate change, carbon accounting, mistletoe, yellow-cedar, Kenai Peninsula, invasive species, timber volume, timberland, wood products
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-835. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 156 p.
Year: 2011
Standing dead trees are one component of forest ecosystem dead wood carbon (C) pools, whose national stock is estimated by the U.S. as required by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Historically, standing dead tree C has been estimated as a function of live tree growing…
Author(s): Grant M. Domke, Christopher W. Woodall, James E. Smith
Keywords: carbon accounting, forest inventory, greenhouse gas, dead wood, snag, standing dead
Source: Carbon Balance and Management. 6:14. [11 p.]
Year: 2011
The United States needs many different types of forests: some managed for wood products plus other benefits, and some managed for nonconsumptive uses and benefits. The objective of reducing global greenhouse gases (GHG) requires increasing carbon storage in pools other than the atmosphere. Growing…
Author(s): Robert W. Malmsheimer, James L. Bowyer, Jeremy S. Fried, Edmund Gee, Robert Izlar, Reid A. Miner, Ian A. Munn, Elaine Oneil, William C. Stewart
Keywords: forest management, forest policy, forest carbon dynamics, carbon accounting, carbon offsets, Iife cycle assessment, building products substitution, bioenergy
Source: Journal of Forestry. 109(7S): S7-S50
Year: 2011
A substantial portion of the carbon (C) emitted by human activity is apparently being stored in forest ecosystems in the Northern Hemisphere, but the magnitude and cause are not precisely understood. Current official estimates of forest C flux are based on a combination of field measurements and…
Author(s): Andrew N. Gray, Thomas R. Whittier, David L. Azuma
Keywords: carbon accounting, land-use change, disturbance, management, forest inventory
Source: Forest Science. 60(2): 317-326. 10 p.
Year: 2014
Global forests capture and store significant amounts of CO2 through photosynthesis. When carbon is removed from forests through harvest, a portion of the harvested carbon is stored in wood products, often for many decades. The United States Forest Service (USFS) and other agencies are interested in…
Author(s): N. Anderson, J. Young, K. Stockmann, K. Skog, S. Healey, D. Loeffler, J.G. Jones, J. Morrison
Keywords: harvested wood products, carbon accounting, carbon management, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-311. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 114 p.
Year: 2013
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