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Future scenarios : A technical document supporting the USDA Forest Service 2020 RPA assessment


Author:
Linda L. Langner, L. A. Joyce, David N. Wear, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David P. Coulson, Claire Berger O'Dea 1979-, and Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2020
Subject:
Forest management, Planning, Climatic changes, and Government policy
Abstract:
The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (RPA) mandates a periodic assessment of the conditions and trends of the Nation's renewable resources on forests and rangelands. The 2020 RPA Assessment will evaluate the future of the Nation's renewable natural resources through 2070. This publication describes the process used to select a set of four integrated scenarios to represent a plausible span of socioeconomic and climate futures that underpin the natural resource analyses. These four scenarios, and their associated assumptions about population change, economic growth, and climate change, are also described in this document.
Format:
1 online resource (34 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_series/rmrs/gtr/rmrs_gtr412.pdf