USDA Forest Service Economic Impact Analysis

Economic Analysis for Planning

“America’s forests and grasslands play pivotal roles in providing a wide range of benefits to the American people. Land management that is sustainable enables forests and grasslands to continue producing goods and services to meet multiple public demands, thereby contributing to human health, prosperity, and quality of life for local communities and for the Nation as a whole.”

~Forest Service Strategic Plan: FY 2015-2020

“The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.”

A component of this mission is,

“Helping States and communities to wisely use the forests to promote rural economic development and a quality rural environment.”

For more information about economic impact and contribution analysis (IMPLAN), economic efficiency analysis, as well as ecosystem services evaluation, see Economic impacts, contributions, efficiency, ecosystem services, and sustainability analysis – Applications for Forest Planning…

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