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Title National forests on the edge [electronic resource] : development pressures on America's national forests and grasslands / Susan M. Stein ... [et al.].

Imprint [Portland, Or.] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2007]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:PNW-GTR-728    ---  Available
Description 26 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Series General technical report PNW ; GTR-728
General technical report PNW ; 728.
System Details Mode of access via the Forest Service web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 5, 2007).
File Type Text (electronic publication)
Note "August 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Form Also available in print.
Summary Many of America's national forests and grasslands--collectively called the National Forest System--ace increased risks and alterations from escalating housing development on private rural lands along their boundaries. National forests and grasslands provide critical social, ecological, and economic benefits to the American public. This study projects future housing density increases on private rural lands at three distances--, 3, and 10 miles--from the external boundaries of all national forests and grasslands across the conterminous United States. Some 21.7 million acres of rural private lands (about 8 percent of all private lands) located within 10 miles of the National Forest System boundaries are projected to undergo increases in housing density by 2030. Nine national forests are projected to experience increased housing density on at least 25 percent of adjacent private lands at one or more of the distances considered. Thirteen national forests and grasslands are each projected to have more than a half-million acres of adjacent private rural lands experience increased housing density. Such development and accompanying landscape fragmentation pose substantial challenges for the management and conservation of the ecosystem services and amenity resources of National Forest System lands, including access by the public. Research such as this can help planners, managers, and communities consider the impacts of local land use decisions.
Subject Urbanization -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Forest policy -- United States.
Added Author Stein, Susan M.
Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:PNW-GTR-728

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