Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture
Forest, agricultural, and other land uses are both a source of emissions and a way to remove carbon from the atmosphere. RFF scholars are identifying and measuring land management solutions that can sustain people, ecosystems, and the climate, through effective incentives, investments, and protections.
Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions 101
This explainer provides an overview of agriculture's contributions to US greenhouse gas emissions, detailing major emissions sources and technology options for emissions mitigation.
Nature-Based Forestry and Agriculture Solutions
How can we harness the nation’s lands—cultivated, wild, and urban—to meet climate goals and sustain people and ecosystems? This Resources magazine article explores this question.
The Economics of Forest Fuel Removals on Federal Lands
An RFF working paper examining how to engage the private sector in forest fuel removal on federal lands to reduce wildfire hazard.
Examining the impacts of agricultural land use
Examining the balance between forest coverage and biomass production
Analyzing the range of policies that govern timber product markets
Protected Lands and Outdoor Recreation
Assessing the value of protected lands to inform effective policy
Public and Private Lands
Examining the way natural, rural, and urban land is used and managed
Analyzing how communities, land managers, and policymakers can mitigate wildfire disasters
Associate Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement
James Boyd is the associate vice president of research and policy engagement, a senior fellow, and Thomas Klutznick chair in environmental policy at RFF.
Ann M. Bartuska
Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future
Ann M. Bartuska is a senior advisor at RFF. Her research focuses on natural resources and forestry, especially a consideration of natural climate solutions through forests and agricultural lands.
David N. Wear
Nonresident Senior Fellow; Director, Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture Program
David Wear is a nonresident senior fellow and the director of the Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture Program at RFF.
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