Forests are home to many invaluable ecosystem goods and services as well as a source of wood products for economies around the world. Experts at RFF are evaluating the effectiveness of forest management policies by accounting for the economic, social, and environmental goals of region-specific programs alongside program costs.
Working Paper — Jul 11, 2019
The Cost-Effectiveness of Satellite Earth Observations to Inform a Post-Wildfire Response
This study demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery to assess burned areas and prioritize response measures after a wildfire; it shows that, by using Landsat imagery, federal agencies can save up to $7.7 million per year in post-fire costs.
Testimony and Public Comments — Feb 13, 2019
Testimony on the Use of Natural Infrastructure for Watershed Restoration and Water Management
Forest management can actively support water capture and storage, taking advantage of natural infrastructure to protect water sources and restore watersheds.
Report — Jan 11, 2019
Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market, 2004 to 2017
this study focuses on economic conditions, changes in consumer preferences and changes in forest products preferences and demand for two time periods.
Workshops & Seminars — Apr 6, 2016
Reducing Deforestation in Commodity Supply Chains
This RFF First Wednesday Seminar focused on the opportunities for and challenges of reducing supply chain deforestation using private and regulatory strategies, potential synergies among these strategies, and linkages with Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).
Workshops & Seminars — Jan 29, 2014
Considering the Contributions of Forests in the Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This RFF Seminar, co-sponsored by Resources for the Future and the Society of American Foresters, will delve into some of the questions that surround carbon accounting and forest management.
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 1, 2012
Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Media Highlight — May 31, 2019
"Limit eased on summer ethanol sales"
RFF's Ben Leard spoke with Marketplace about how the expansion of ethanol sales can affect land use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Media Highlight — Nov 15, 2018
Forest management is only one risk factor in the California wildfires
Media Highlight — May 31, 2016