A brief history of the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests shows that many factors influenced the land, vegetation, wildlife, and other resources that have beenunder USDA Forest Serviceadministration for almost 90 years. This history indicates that laws, acts, and regulations not only…
Keywords: History, Ouachita National Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, land management, public lands
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-121. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.
The USDA Forest Service completed its Strategic Plan (2000 Revision) in October 2000. The goals and objectives included in the Plan were developed with input from the public, some of which was obtained through a telephone survey. We report results of the survey. Members of the American public were…
Keywords: public lands, public involvement process, values, objectives, beliefs, attitudes, forest and grassland management, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-95. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p.
This paper highlights a number of the historical events and circumstances influencing the role of recreation enterprises on public lands in the United States. From the earliest debates over national park designations through the current debate on the ethics of recreation fees, the influence of…
Keywords: National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, concessions, recreation, public lands, public good, public utilities
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-556. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 31 p
The last several years have brought significant changes in the management of public lands and natural resources in the United States. As a result of debates over management practices, shifts in the goods and services demanded by the public, and evelopment in scientific knowledge, there has emerged…
Keywords: public lands, natural lands, environments, scientific knowledge, restoration, nature
Source: In: Gobster, Paul H; Hull, R. Bruce, eds. Restoring nature: perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Washington, DC: Island Press: 247-264
Provides summary of management recommendations relating to biological diversity.
Keywords: biological diversity, resource management, ecosystem, public lands, Wisconsin
Source: General Technical Report NC-166. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Provides a summary of recommendations relating to the evaluation of the socioeconomic impacts of ecosystem management.
Keywords: socioeconomic impacts, ecosystem management, resource management, public lands
Source: General Technical Report NC-177. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Results from an agency-wide survey of U.S. Forest Service personnel indicate that respondents in our sample engage in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public involvement processes primarily to accomplish two goals. The most commonly supported goal was to inform and disclose as mandated by…
Keywords: National Environmental Policy Act, environmental planning, public lands, public involvement, rational planning, bureaucratic values
Source: Society and Natural Resources. 24(12): 1286-1303
Development owing to population increases over the last 30 years has greatly affected forested lands in the United States. To assess and compare increases in development, we counted changes in the number of structures on a systematic grid of photointerpreted points around public forest land in…
Keywords: Development, public lands, Oregon and Washington, forest management
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-596. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 21 p.
Rural, forested areas throughout the United States are experiencing strong housing growth with potentially detrimental impacts on the environment. In this paper, we quantify housing growth in Northern Wisconsin over the last sixty years to determine if growth rates were higher near public lands,…
Keywords: housing growth, rural sprawl, public lands, forest fragmentation
Source: Journal of Environmental Management. 90: 2690-2698.
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of visible visitor-caused impacts as characterized by user-created campsites on judgments about the perceived restorative character in natural areas. User-created campsites were inventoried using mapping-grade mobile Geographic Information Systems…
Keywords: visitor-caused impacts, public lands, natural areas, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC)
Source: Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah. p. 178. Thesis.