RPA Assessment of the Forest and Rangeland
Situation in the United States -- 1993 Update

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (as amended) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare a Renewable Resources Assessment by December 31,1975, with an update in 1979 and each 10th year thereafter. This assessment is to include "an analysis of present and anticipated uses, demand for, and supply of the renewable resources, with consideration of the international resource situation, and an emphasis of pertinent supply, demand, and price relationships trends." The 1989 RPA Assessment was the third prepared in response to the legislation. This Update of the 1989 RPA Assessment was done to provide a foundation for the 1995 RPA Program. The Update summarizes the findings and implications of 19 supporting technical documents.

Highlights include the following:


USDA, Forest Service. 1994. RPA Assessment of the Forest and Rangeland Situation in the United States -- 1993 Update. Forest Resources Report No. 27. Washington, D.C. 75 p.