Public and Private Lands
Research at RFF on the way land is used and managed spans natural, rural, and urban settings, including analysis of innovative policies to limit urban sprawl, the cost and effectiveness of natural infrastructure, and the costs and benefits of recreational land use, among other topics.
Report — May 21, 2019
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
Report — Nov 29, 2018
Nature-Based Recreation: Understanding Campsite Reservations in National Parks
The government’s reservation system for activities on federal lands, Recreation.gov, is a rich source of data that can help shed light on managing the growing number of visitors to national parks.
Journal Article — Jul 10, 2018
Estimating the Impact of Drought on Agriculture Using the U.S. Drought Monitor
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 6, 2017
The Future of Agriculture: Rebounding Nature
The National Museum of Natural History and Resources for the Future invite you to join Jesse Ausubel, Director and Senior Research Associate of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, for a look into the future as he explores how precision agriculture and better sources of food and fuel can benefit the natural world.
Workshops & Seminars — Jun 22, 2016
The Economics of Coal Leasing on Federal Lands: Ensuring a Fair Return to Taxpayers
At this RFF seminar, Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), unveiled a new CEA report that examines the economic principles underlying the program, discusses the case for reform, and provides quantitative estimates of the effects of such changes. Furman's remarks were followed by an expert panel discussion on reforming the federal coal leasing program.
Workshops & Seminars — Feb 19, 2013
Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment: Perspectives on the Next 10 Years
Panelists at this seminar analyzed how concerns over labeling of food from GM animals may affect the marketing, development, and economic viability of such innovative products.