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Jeff Kline

Jeffrey D. Kline

Research Forester
USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station
3200 SW Jefferson Way
United States

Phone: 541-758-7776
Fax: 541-750-7329
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Current Research

My current research is focused on evaluating tradeoffs in public land management, modeling fine-scaled land use, understanding private landowner and homeowner behavior concerning their wildfire risk mitigation activities, and mapping multiple forest threats to support national-level policy and management decision making.

Research Interests

Land use change, policy, and development, ecosystem services and public land management, open space conservation.

Past Research

My past research has examined a variety of issues, including the effects of development on private forestry, private forest landowner response to financial incentives, and public perceptions and preferences for farmland preservation.

Why This Research is Important

Development of forest and other open space lands is inevitable. As these lands become more scarce, it becomes all the more important to ensure that they are managed in a manner that best provides the benefits that people desire from undeveloped landscapes, whether they be water, recreation, habitat, natural resource commodities, or other benefits. My work contributes to this goal by characterizing rates and patterns of forest and open space loss to development and examining ways in which people value and benefit from remaining forest and open space lands.


  • University of Rhode Island, Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 1996
  • University of New Hampshire, M.S. Resource Administration and Management 1988
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Environmental Resource Management 1984
  • Paul Smiths College, A.A.S. Forest Technology 1981

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Research Highlights


Forest Mapping Study Helps Identify Regions with Multiple Threat Potential, Including Wildfires

Policymakers and land managers can use the maps to identify locations where particular threats may be more concentrated relative to others and t ...


Managing for Ecosystem Services on Public Land

New report provides an overview of how national forests can address ecosystem services and tradeoffs associated with forest management plans and ...


Nonindustrial Private Forestland Owners Consider Fuel Conditions and Past Wildfire Occurrence in Their Risk Mitigation Decisions

A new landscape simulation model informs forest planning processes.


Last updated on : 02/16/2017