Forests & People Research Areas

Southern Family Forest Center

  • Family Forest Research Center

    The Family Forest Research Center (FFRC) collaborative effort between the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation.
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Recreation

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Agroforestry

BioEnergy & BioMass

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  • SRS Strategy for Bio-Energy Research

    Our mission is to develop and deliver knowledge and innovative technology to improve the health and use of the Nation’s forests and rangelands. Working with partners across public and private sectors, we create knowledge and technology to sustainably manage forest and rangelands to provide goods, services, and values now and into the future.
  • Bioenergy Research at Center for Forested Watershed Research

    Information on Bioenergy at the Center for Forested Wetlands Research.
  • Characterization of Wood and Woody Biomass at Utilization of Southern Forest Resources

    The demand for raw materials from southern forests has been high since the 1980’s and will continue to increase. The perpetual state of strain on the southern forest resource has led to a change in the material that comprises the bulk of traditional forest product commodities. This problem area will focus on three elements pertinent to the effective utilization of our southern forest resource.
  • Utilization of Southern Resources in Bio-based Products at Utilization of Southern Forest Resources

    The efficacious use of our southern forest raw materials begins with their importance in commodity products and then expands into novel products. The fast-grown nature of our wood species often produces a less-than-desirable starting material from which to construct structural products and often requires processing alterations to meet particular codes or standards.
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Ecosystem Services

Social Values

Crimes & Forests

  • Lacey Act and Illegal Logging

    The US Forest Service, through its International Programs office, actively works around the globe to reduce illegal logging. Illegal logging is a complex problem with myriad implications for the supply and demand aspects of the timber market, both in the US and abroad, and with a diverse array of implications for other sectors including those pertaining to land tenure, enforcement capacity, corruption, rural poverty and environmental management.
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Natural Resource Policy

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Private Landowners

  • Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2012 Tax Year

    Federal income tax law contains provisions to encourage stewardship and management of private forest land. The primary goal of this bulletin is to assist forest landowners and their advisors with timber tax information they can use to file their 2012 in-come tax returns. The information presented here is current as of Sept. 15, 2012.
  • Help for Forest Landowners: Estate Planning

    Family forest owners may use consulting foresters or State extension foresters for advice on the technical details of land management, but many owners shy away from thinking about how best to pass their forest on to the next generation. Poor estate planning–or no planning at all–can result in a tax bill that requires selling timber or forest land, which in turn can lead to subdivision and development.
  • Minority Landowner Magazine

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Urban Forestry

  • Human and Natural Systems Research Areas

  • Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry

    In 1997 the Southern Center for Urban Forestry Research & Information (UF Center) was formed to direct urban forestry research and provide technology transfer within the Southern region to address pressing issues including changing land use patterns, increased urbanization, loss of forest canopy, and changing demographics.
  • Urban Forestry South

    Urban Forestry South and its sister center, InterfaceSouth, are the science delivery centers of the Southern Research Station research work unit SRS-4952: Integrating Human and Natural Systems in Urban and Urbanizing Environments. They are jointly referred to as the Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry.
  • Interface South

    InterfaceSouth and its sister center, Urban Forestry South, are the science delivery centers of the Southern Research Station research work unit called SRS-4952: Integrating Human and Natural Systems in Urban and Urbanizing Environments and are jointly referred to as the Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry. InterfaceSouth focuses on heightening awareness of and providing information about wildland-urban interface issues in the South and nationwide.
  • Urban Forestry in Tennessee (video)

  • i-Tree - Tools for Community Forests

    i-Tree version 5.0 offers several urban forest assessment applications including i-Tree Eco, i-Tree Streets and i-Tree Vue. i-Tree Design and i-Tree Canopy are accessible online assessment tools.
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