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Farm Bill 2002 Forum: Review and Discussion of Forestry Opportunities
Stephanie Kavanaugh, Nadine Block, and Naureen Rana. Released in 2002. Download pdf
Feasibility of Quantifying Returns from Forest Service Research and Development Programs
Acres managed, miles of riparian habitat restored, gallons of fresh water provided, populations of wildlife conserved – all are important metrics of natural resources management and will continue to be important measures defining programmatic impact. However, it is becoming increasingly necessary, during constrained budgetary times, staffing declines, and demands for science increasing to understand and communicate the value of research and development if a case is to be made to retain (or even expand) research and development budgets.
Fire and Water: Developing Mechanisms for Community Stewardship of Natural Resources
Andrea Bedell Loucks. Released in 2001. Download pdf
Forest Carbon Conservation and Management: Integration with Sustainable Forest Management for Multiple Resource Values and Ecosystem Services

Abstract. Forest carbon management is an important consideration in temperate forests as well as tropical and boreal forest biomes. It is estimated that US forests absorb 10-20 percent of total US carbon dioxide emissions, or more than 200 Tg C yr-1. Recent research suggests that this net carbon sink is likely to decline over the next few decades, and that US forests could become a net carbon source unless decisive action is taken in the near term to alter this trajectory. This paper will summarize ongoing research to determine how carbon management can be made compatible with existing sustainable forest management programs, and how it may be possible to maintain or enhance the forest carbon sink through targeted management policies. Examples are drawn from private forests managed primarily for timber and other economic values, and from public forests in which management for specific forest uses, values, and services are mandated by law or policy.

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Forest Carbon Incentives: Options for Landowner Incentives to Increase Forest Carbon Sequestration
U.S. forests play an important role in the nation’s effort to address climate change; they are vital terrestrial carbon sinks. These ecosystems also provide vital services like drinking water and wildlife habitat, and enjoyment to millions of Americans. The majority of the nation’s forests are in private ownership, so it is critical that private forest landowners are encouraged to improve and secure the emissions reductions they can provide, while helping these ecosystems adapt to climate change. Failing to engage private landowners at the broadest scale possible not only limits the role of the nation’s forests in increased climate change mitigation, but also risks increased forest‐based emissions and declines in the health and richness of forest ecosystems over the coming decades.

Forest Certification Handbook for Public Land Managers
Catherine M. Mater. Released in 1999. Download pdf
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Forest conservation in the Anthropocene
There is increasing scientific acceptance that we have entered a new “Anthropocene Epoch” wherein human influence, especially in climate and global population, is altering the evolution of virtually every ecosystem on the planet. Representing one-quarter of terrestrial ecosystems, but containing an estimated two-thirds of carbon in living terrestrial organisms, and nearly three-quarters of terrestrial species, our forests face growing risk in the Anthropocene.

Forest Stewardship: Marsh, Pinchot and America Today by David Lowenthal, 2001

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