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.
Policies to Increase Mitigation of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This issue brief considers three policy approaches to voluntarily reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, all of which reward farmers and ranchers who shift practices.
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
James Boyd is a senior fellow and Thomas Klutznick chair in environmental policy at RFF. Boyd’s research emphasizes collaborations between ecologists and economists in order to guide decisions that affect natural resources.
Ann M. Bartuska
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
David Wear is a nonresident senior fellow at RFF. His research focuses on integrating economic choice and biophysical elements of natural resource systems to project forest conditions and illuminate policy options.
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