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
 
 

Proposed Assessment Questions and Specific Points

The Southern Forest Resource Assessment will address a set of questions regarding the sustainability of the South’s forests. The links below take you to pages listing twenty-four questions that are now proposed to organize the analysis. These questions address broad issues so to provide additional detail, we include an average of five specific points that will be addressed as each question is answered.  A total of one hundred and twenty seven specific points are listed.

The notes from ten public meetings and written comments were used to refine this set of proposed assessment questions. The one hundred and twenty seven specific issues listed here represent the review and synthesis of all of these comments, available from our Public Inputs page.

An additional review of these questions was conducted from December through mid-January. These public inputs will be considered in preparation for the expert workshop to be held in Atlanta February 15-17, 2000.

      I. Landscapes/Terrestrial Ecosystems
II. Social/Economic Factors
III. Timber Markets and Forest Management
IV. Forest Extent, Conditions, and Health
V. Watersheds, Aquatic/Riparian Ecosystems, and Forested Wetlands

The proposed questions and specific points are also available in PDF format: proposed-questions.pdf, 23KB

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