USDA Forest Service Planning and Analysis Group

Economic Impact Analysis


Under a site license from the Minnesota Implan Group Inc. the US Forest Service uses a database and modeling system dubbed IMPLAN (IMpact analysis for PLANning) to carry out regional economic studies of the consequences of Agency decisions and proposed actions. Some typical applications of regional economic analysis are:

  • Affected environment analysis
  • Community diversity and dependency analysis
  • Rural development
  • Forest planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy analysis

World Wide Web users may acquire additional information about IMPLAN by contacting:

More information is available for Forest Service users on our intranet (

USDA Forest Service
Ecosystem Management Coordination (EMC)
1400 Independence Ave.
Mailstop: 1104
Washington, DC 20250-1104

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Last modified: Sunday, 24-Mar-2013 09:46:19 CDT