assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question SOCIO-5, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question SOCIO-5:

What role do forests play in employment and local economies in the South?

  Karen Abt (MGR)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording

  Contact Question Mgr.

  Oct 2000 update

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Include all sectors of the economy related to forests when answering this question (e.g., timber products and recreation and tourism).
  2. Define sub-regions for economic analysis so that they correspond with fine scale economies.
  3. Examine the history of change in economies and the relative contributions of different forest-based sectors.
  4. What are the economic consequences of anticipated future land use and timber harvesting?
  5. Examine the distributional consequences (spatial and income distributions) of these economic consequences.
  6. Examine public (federal and state) investment in the forest sector.
  7. Define tax revenues generated by forest and wood products operations
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