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Main Title Future of America's forest and rangelands : Forest Service 2010 Resources Planning Act assessment /
Publisher United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 837326010
Subjects Forests and forestry--United States ; Rangelands--United States ; Forest management--United States ; Range management--United States ; Renewable natural resources--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  SD11.A56 2012 no.87 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/18/2018
Collation xvi, 198 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Format not distributed to depository libraries. "August 2012." Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192).
Contents Notes
The 2010 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment summarizes findings about the status, trends, and projected future of forests, rangelands, wildlife and fish, biodiversity, water, outdoor recreation, wilderness, and urban forests, as well as the effects of climate change upon these resources. The outlook for U.S. resources is largely influenced by a set of scenarios that have varying assumptions about global population and economic growth, global wood energy consumption, U.S. population and economic growth, land use change, and global climate change from 2010 to 2060. Four key themes from the findings are (1) land development will continue to threaten the integrity of natural ecosystems, (2) climate change will alter natural ecosystems and affect their ability to provide goods and services, (3) competition for goods and services from natural ecosystems will increase, and (4) geographic variation in resource responses to drivers of change will require regional and local strategies to address resource management issues. The results from this report will be useful to resource managers and policymakers as they develop strategies to sustain natural resources. Synthesis of 2010 RPA assessment results -- Resource highlights of the 2010 RPA assessment -- Global and U.S. context -- Future scenarios -- Land resources -- Forest resources -- Forest products -- Urban and community forests -- Carbon in forest resources and products -- Rangeland resources -- Water resources -- Wildlife, fish, and aquatic resources -- Outdoor recreation -- Future resource challenges and opportunities.