The Forests on the Edge project employs geographic information systems techniques to identify areas across the country where private forest services such as timber, wildlife habitat and water quality might be affected by factors such as development, fire, insect pests, and diseases.
The project also seeks to understand where increases in housing density on lands adjacent to our national forests and grasslands might affect recreation, wildlife, water resources and other important public benefits.
Our primary goals are:
- Increase public awareness of the importance of conserving America's private forests and lands located around the nation's national forests and grasslands
- Create additional tools for strategic planning
- Provide better information to Congress and Forest Service partners on the values of and pressures on our forests
- Wildfire, Wildlands, and People Report
- Threats to at-risk species in America's private forests
- Sustaining America's Urban Trees and Forests.
- Private Forests, Public Benefits: Increased Housing Density and Other Pressures on Private Forest Contributions
- National Forests on the Edge: Development Pressures on America’s National Forests and Grasslands
- Forests on the Edge: Housing Development on America’s Private Forests
- Forests on the Edge: Case Studies of NW Washington, Maine and Georgia
- A Sensitivity Analysis of "Forests on the Edge: Housing Development on America's Private Forests"
- Forestland Conversion, Ecosystem Services, and Economic Issues for Policy: A Review
- Future forest development in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands
- Forest development and water
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