Assessing the Distributional Impacts of the Southern Forestry Sector

Karen Lee Abt (Presenter), Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service

The use and existence of southern forests has impacts on local communities by influencing standard of living (affecting jobs and income in the wood products and recreation/tourism sectors) and by affecting quality of life.  The relationship between forest condition, standard of living measures and quality of life measures will be examined using simple statistical techniques.  Differential impacts of the forest on standard of living and quality of life will be assessed by income, race, geography, and to the extent possible, over time.

Workshop I: People and Forests

oak leaf cluster, logo of Sustaining Southern Forests

    John M. Pye
a conference sponsored by the Southern Forest Resource Assessment