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Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture

Research at RFF focuses on our relationship with the land—including agricultural, forested, protected, and urban landscapes. By assessing the influence of policy, economic drivers, and climate change on land-based natural resources, RFF scholars are working to enable a sustainable future.

Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture Policy Options

A review of federal policy options for increasing land-related carbon storage and reducing emissions from agricultural land uses and production activities.

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How Sustainable is the US Wood Pellet Industry?

A first-of-its-kind study finds that wood produced in the southeastern United States for the EU’s renewable energy needs has a net positive effect on US forests.

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Western National Monuments Can Boost the Economy

RFF research shows that establishing monuments actually can lead to economic benefits in some cases, with no evidence that monuments are bad for local economies.

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