Economic Aspects of Forest Management on Public Lands

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Research Work Unit 4802

Mission: To develop information, methodology, and models needed to better integrate analyses of economic efficiency and economic effects into forest management decisions on public lands.


Research at the unit is focused on two areas:


Decision Tools and Analyses  - Improve the information and techniques available to assess the economic efficiency aspects of sustainable forest management, especially in high priority situations.  Research and development efforts pertaining to this problem separate into two subproblems: (1) Analysis for Fire Management and (2) Decision Support Systems.


Sustainability of Local and Regional Economies  - Improve our understanding of the economic effects of forest management on the economic sustainability of local and regional economies.  Research in this area will promote Sustainable Forest and Rangeland Management by contributing to the application of sub-national Criteria & Indicators of sustainable economic systems



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Rocky Mountain Research Station

P.O. Box 8089
800 E. Beckwith
Missoula, MT 59807

Phone: 406-542-4150
Fax: 406-543-2663

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