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Forest Resources

Forests are home to many invaluable ecosystem goods and services as well as a source of wood products for economies around the world, and they can play a major role in climate adaptation and climate change mitigation. 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.

Forest Bioenergy 101

Read our explainer on forest bioenergy generation and how it affects carbon emissions.

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Tree Planting as Climate Policy?

This issue brief examines efforts to expand the US forest carbon sink and describes how such efforts could benefit from a careful consideration of the nation’s history of tree planting and forest investment and the current structure of timber supply and demand.

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Learn how communities, land managers, and policymakers can mitigate wildfire disasters.

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