Protected Lands and Outdoor Recreation
Local, state, and national protected lands hold crucial ecological and recreational wealth. RFF experts are assessing the value of these lands to help policymakers craft effective funding models and account for trade-offs when considering changes to existing landscapes.
Wildfire, Smoke, and Outdoor Recreation in the Western United States
A paper published in the journal Forest Policy and Economics provides the first causal estimates of wildfire smoke's effect on recreation behavior.
Margaret A. Walls
Margaret Walls is a senior fellow at RFF. Her current research focuses on issues related to resilience and adaptation to extreme events, ecosystem services, and conservation, parks and public lands.
Matthew Wibbenmeyer is a fellow at RFF. His research seeks to understand climate impacts and climate mitigation policies related to the forest and land sectors, with a special focus on wildfire.
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