assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

led by the USDA Forest Service's Southern Region and Southern Research Station in collaboration with the USEPA, US Fish & Wildlife, TVA, and state forestry agencies of the Southern United States

A Southern Forest Resource Assessment

This is the presentation that was used to introduce the Assessment in August 1999 at ten public meetings. The meetings were held to solicit input on the questions the Assessment will address.

Presenters: David Wear and John Greis

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Table of Contents

  1. A Southern Forest Resource Assessment
  2. Objective
  3. Scope of the Assessment
  4. Timberland Area by Ownership
  5. Issue: Timber Production is increasing in the South
  6. Timber Production in the South--1965-1996
  7. PPT Slide
  8. Trends in Softwood Net Growth and Removals
  9. Trends in Hardwood Net Growth and Removals
  10. Issue: Population Growth and Change
  11. Trends in Human Population
  12. Population Density in the South 1950, 1970, and 1990
  13. Issue: Land Use is Changing
  14. Trends in Forest Area for the South
  15. Forecast Change in Forest Land 1992-2010
  16. Forecast Change in Urban Land 1992-2010
  17. Issue: Implications for Forest Resources
  18. Trends in Forest Types
  19. PPT Slide
  20. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species in the South
  21. Summary: Motivating Factors
  22. Structure of the Assessment
  23. Assessment Approach
  24. Assessment Scale
  25. Assessment Process
  26. Final Product
  27. Conceptual Organization: Five Broad Categories
  28. Today’s Process…
  29. Today’s Process…
  30. PPT Slide
  31. Contacts


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