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2010 RPA Assessment

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RPA Assessment

The report provides a snapshot of current U.S. forest and rangeland conditions (all ownerships), identifies drivers of change for natural resource conditions, and projects the effects of those drivers on resource conditions 50 years into the future. This assessment uses a set of future scenarios that influence the resource projections, allowing us to explore a range of possible futures for U.S. renewable natural resources. Alternative future scenarios were used to analyze the effects of human and environmental influences on our forests and rangelands, including population growth, domestic and global economic growth, land use change, and climate change.

USDA Forest Service. 2012. Future of America’s Forest and Rangelands: Forest Service 2010 Resources Planning Act Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-87. Washington, DC. 198 p.

RPA Assessment Supporting Publications

Basic Assumptions

USDA Forest Service. 2012. Future scenarios: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment.  Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-272. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 34 p.

Joyce, Linda A.; Price, David T.; Coulson, David P.; McKenney, Daniel W.; Siltanen, R. Martin; Papadopol, Pia; Lawrence, Kevin. 2014. Projecting climate change in the United States: A technical document supporting the Forest Service RPA 2010 Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-320. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 85 p.

Wear, David N. 2011. Forecasts of county-level land uses under three future scenarios: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-141. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 41 p.

Zarnoch, Stanley J.; Cordell, H. Ken; Betz, Carter J.; and Langner, Linda. 2010. Projecting county-level populations under three future scenarios: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-128. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 8 p.

Forest

Buongiorno, Joseph; Zhu, Shushuai; Raunikar, Ronald; Prestemon, Jeffrey P. 2012. Outlook to 2060 for world forests and forest industries: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-151. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 119 p.

Butler, Brett J. 2008. Family Forest Owners of the United States, 2006 Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-27. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 72 p.

Greenfield, Eric J.; Nowak, David J. 2013. Tree cover and aridity projections to 2060: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-125. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 35 p.

Hines, Sarah J.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A. 2010. An annotated bibliography of scientific literature on managing forests for carbon benefits. Gen, Tech. Rep. NRS-57. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 49 p. [Includes CD-ROM].

Ince, Peter J.; Kramp, Andrew D.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Spelter, Henry N.; Wear, David N. 2011. U.S. Forest Products Module: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Research Paper FPL-RP-662. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 61 p.

McKeever, David B.; Howard, James L. 2011. Solid wood timber products consumption in major end uses in the United States, 1950-2009: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment. General technical report FPL-GTR-199. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2011: 39 p.

Skog, Kenneth E.; McKeever, David B.; Ince, Peter J.; Howard, James L.; Spelter, Henry N.; Schuler, Albert T. 2012. Status and Trends for the U.S. Forest Products Sector: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-207. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 35 p.

Wear, David N.; Huggett, Robert; Li, Ruhong; Perryman, Benjamin; Liu, Shan 2013. Forecasts of forest conditions in regions of the United States under future scenarios: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2012 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-170. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 101 p.

Forest Resource Statistics

Smith, W. Brad, tech. coord.; Miles, Patrick D., data coord.; Perry, Charles H., map coord.; Pugh, Scott A., Data CD coord. 2009. Forest Resources of the United States, 2007. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-78. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office. 336 p.

Landscape Patterns

Riitters, Kurt H. 2011. Spatial patterns of land cover in the United States: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-136. Asheville, NC: Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 64 p.

Outdoor Recreation

Bowker, J.M.; Askew, Ashley E.; Cordell, H. Ken; Betz, Carter J.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; and Seymour, Lynne. 2012. Outdoor recreation participation in the United States—projections to 2060: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-160. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 34 p.

Cordell, H. Ken 2012. Outdoor recreation trends and futures: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-150. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 167 p.

Cordell, H. Ken; Betz, Carter J.; Zarnoch, Stanley J. 2013. Recreation and protected land resources in the United States: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-169. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 198 p.

Mockrin, Miranda H.; Aiken, Richard A.; Flather, Curtis H. 2012. Wildlife-associated recreation trends in the United States: A technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 34 p.

Rangelands

Reeves, Matthew Clark; Mitchell, John E. 2012. A synoptic review of U.S. rangelands: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-288. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 128 p.

Water

Foti, Romano; Ramirez, Jorge A.; Brown, Thomas C. 2012. Vulnerability of U.S. water supply to shortage: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-295. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 147 p.

Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquatics

Flather, Curtis H.; Knowles, Michael S.; Jones, Martin F.; Schilli, Carol 2013. Wildlife population and harvest trends in the United States: A technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-296. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 94 p.

Flather, Curtis H.; Knowles, Michael S.; Jones, Martin F.; Schilli, Carol J. 2014. Wildlife population and harvest data for Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. http://dx.doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2014-0009.

Loftus, Andrew J.; Flather, Curtis H. 2012. Fish and other aquatic resource trends in the United States: A technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-283. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 81 p.

Mockrin, Miranda H.; Aiken, Richard A.; Flather, Curtis H. 2012. Wildlife-associated recreation trends in the United States: A technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 34 p.

Other

Cordell, H. Ken; Heboyan, Vahé; Santos, Florence; Bergstrom, John C. 2011. Natural amenities and rural population migration: a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment.  Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-146. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 23 p.

USDA Forest Service. 2009. U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends. FS-801. Washington, DC. 56 p.

USDA Forest Service. 2009. U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends Metric Units. FS-801M. Washington, DC. 56 p.


Updated: November 16, 2016