Managing landscapes amid economic development
Protect the value of forest resources
As forest boundaries come under pressure from economic development, foresters need models that respect a more holistic approach to forest management, including modern sustainable silvicultural practices and safeguarding boundaries. These models can help answer pressing questions such as: In a potentially drier climate, how should plans shift for fire protection around the urban interface and forest communities? What are future wild land fire management expectations? Which investments will help fire-adapted landscapes? And how should tribal considerations influence important cultural landscapes?
Measure, understand, and communicate
USDA Forest Service: Stewarding America's forests
Inform policy and management decisions for forests with advanced remote sensing technologies in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program.