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Main Title National forests on the edge : development pressures on America's national forests and grasslands /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stein, Susan M.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 181159125
Subjects Urbanization--Environmental aspects--United States ; Land use, Rural--Environmental aspects--United States ; Forest policy--United States ; Forest reserves--United States
Additional Subjects National Forest System (US)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HT384.U5N38 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/03/2013
Collation 26 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Cover title. "National Forests on the Edge is the second analysis conducted by the Forests on the Edge project"--P. 4. "September 2007." Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-24).
Contents Notes
Many of America's national forests and grasslands--collectively called the National Forest System--ace increased risks and alterations from escalating housing development on private rural lands along their boundaries. National forests and grasslands provide critical social, ecological, and economic benefits to the American public. This study projects future housing density increases on private rural lands at three distances--, 3, and 10 miles--from the external boundaries of all national forests and grasslands across the conterminous United States. Some 21.7 million acres of rural private lands (about 8 percent of all private lands) located within 10 miles of the National Forest System boundaries are projected to undergo increases in housing density by 2030. Nine national forests are projected to experience increased housing density on at least 25 percent of adjacent private lands at one or more of the distances considered. Thirteen national forests and grasslands are each projected to have more than a half-million acres of adjacent private rural lands experience increased housing density. Such development and accompanying landscape fragmentation pose substantial challenges for the management and conservation of the ecosystem services and amenity resources of National Forest System lands, including access by the public. Research such as this can help planners, managers, and communities consider the impacts of local land use decisions.