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A Comparison of Guidelines for the Forest Stewardship Program and Other Standards of Sustainable Forest Management
Naureen Rana, August 2005 Download pdf
A Federal Commitment to Forest Conservation on Private Lands: The Story of State and Private Forestry
James W. Giltmier. Released in 1997. Download pdf
A Ten-Point Guide to Reaching Non-Joiner NIPFs in the Eastern U.S.

Prepared by Senior Fellow Catherine Mater as part of a 2001 study of "non-joiner" non-industrial, private forest owners. That study provided key background for the Institute's research on family forest owners. Download pdf.

Adapting to a Changing Climate: Risks & Opportunities for the Upper Delaware River Region
In 2012, the Model Forest Policy Program (MFPP), the Cumberland River Compact, Headwaters Economics, the Common Waters Partnership and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation came together to create a climate adaptation plan for the communities of the Upper Delaware River Region. Development of the plan came about because all parties, led by MFPP, recognized the critical need for local community resilience against the impacts of climate change by protecting forest and water resources. This climate adaptation plan for the Upper Delaware Region of southeastern New York, northeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey presents the results of a community team effort, deep and broad information gathering, critical analysis and thoughtful planning. The result of this collaborative effort is a powerful climate adaptation plan that the community can support and implement in coming years. The outcome will be a community that can better withstand impacts of climate upon their natural resources, economy and social structure in the decades to come.
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Advancing Sustainable Forest Management in the U.S.
Edited by V. Alaric Sample, Stephanie L. Kavanaugh, and Mary M. Snieckus. Released May 2006. Download pdf
Allocating Cooperative Forestry Funds to the States: Block Grants and Alternatives
Perry R. Hagenstein, Nadine E. Block and James W. Giltmier. Released in 2001. Download pdf.
Big Fire Lessons Learned in the Bitterroot Valley
Building Partnerships for Sustainable Forestry Research
James W. Giltmier and Mary Mitsos. Released in 1996. Hard copy available upon request.
Certification Assessments on Public & University Lands: A Field-based, Comparative Evaluation of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: A Meta‐Analysis of Existing Research on the CFLR Program
Established in 2009, the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) is now the vanguard of the federal government’s efforts to accelerate the pace and scale of restoration activities on federal public lands. Since 2010 this program has annually allocated $20 to $40 million to jumpstart collaborative ecological restoration of forest ecosystems in the West and Southeast.
Collaborative Stewardship Training Opportunities
A report to the USDA Forest Service written by Jeff M. Sirmon. Released in 2001. Download pdf
Community-based Ecosystem Restoration Workforce Development: A Discussion of National Policy Issues
Peter Kostishack. Released in May 2003. Download pdf
Comparing Forest Management Certification Systems and the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators
Nadine Block and Michael Washburn. Released in 2001. Download pdf
Crosswalks: Linkages Between the IPF/IFF Proposals for Action and the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators
Nadine Block. Released in 2002.

Ensuring the Stewardship of the National Wilderness Preservation System
Perry L. Brown,  Chair, Wilderness Stewardship Panel. Released in 2001. Download pdf.
Evolving Toward Sustainable Forestry: Assessing Change in U.S. Forestry Organizations
Edited by V. Alaric Sample, Rick Weyerhaeuser, and James W. Giltmier. Released in 1997.
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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