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Natural Resource Management : Forestry   



(pdf) Shades of Green: Measuring the Value of Urban Forests in the Housing Market
A paper from the Journal of Forest Economics.

Conserving Watershed Through the Forest Legacy Program

The Forest Legacy Program was established in 1990 to ascertain and protect environmentally important forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses, and to promote the long-term sustainability of forest lands.  Most Southern States elected to join the program in the last five years and will hold title to lands and conservation easements purchased with these funds.  States and non federal partners commit to a 25% non federal cost share on each project.

Priority is given to conserve lands that can be effectively managed as working forests.  A goal of the Forest Legacy Program is to contribute to watershed based efforts to protect important private forests.  Thus many projects focus on riparian areas, forested wetlands, shorelines, and riverine systems.  Individual projects that center on watershed values will be discussed in this session.

• South Carolina Cooper River Corridor
• Town Creek Initiative, North Carolina
• Newnan’s Lake, Florida



Forests on the Edge

Forest on the Edge results indicate that many private forests — particularly in the East, where most private forests occur — are likely to see substantial increases in housing development in the next three decades. Over 44 million acres of private forest are projected to experience increased housing development by 2030.



Harnessing Farms and Forests in the Low-Carbon Economy

From American Farmland Trust
Abstract: A new economy is coming—a low-carbon economy in which greenhouse gas emission allowances and offsets will be a commodity that is bought and sold on the open market. Landowners and farmers, the people who work the land, will have a competitive advantage in this new economy because land, if properly managed, can be made to store carbon. Industries that emit carbon dioxide will pay landowners and farmers who store carbon to offset industrial emissions.



Historic Sale of Southeast Forestland

International Paper, The Nature Conservancy and The Conservation Fund Protect 218,000 Acres of U.S. Forestland Through Historic Land Acquisition Project.

 



Impacts of Climate Change on the Southeast

Presentation given at the Southeast Watershed Forum's conference, Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century, held August 12-14, 2008 in Charleston, SC. 


Impacts of Climate Change on the Southeast - Steven McNulty, US Forest Service Southern Global Change Program
Part 1 / Part 2



Regional Ecosystem Analysis
American Forests have developed a process called Regional Ecosystem Analysis (REA), which uses a combination of satellite data, field surveys, CITYgreen software and other Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to measure a region's or city's tree canopy and calculate its dollar worth.

Return the Great Forest: a Conservation Vision for the Southern Appalachian Region
A Publication by the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition, Return the Great Forest invites you to envision the Southern Appalachians whole again – as the diverse, and vibrant ancient forest that lies at its heart. We call upon the region’s caretakers – its citizens, agencies, and lawmakers – to reject the path that would deliver a dismal future where its natural heritage is barely recognized. This vision combines the efforts of scientists, conservationists and naturalists over a six-year period, to gather the best available research on the region’s remaining biological diversity, cultural and historical significance, and economic future. Most importantly, it delivers a blueprint for protecting and recovering an ever-diminishing natural landscape on which our lives, health and serenity depend.

The Savannah River Preserve: Protecting Forests, Wildlife and a Way of Life

Presentation given at the Southeast Watershed Forum's conference, Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century, held August 12-14, 2008 in Charleston, SC. 

The Savannah River Preserve: Protecting Forests, Wildlife and a Way of Life - Matt Nespeca, Conservation Land Company, Inc. and Noel Thorn, The Nature Conservancy



Trees: A Capital Investment - Cheryl Kollin

Southeast and Tennessee Watershed Roundtable Presentation, 2004

An urban forest is like the principal of an investment—a city’s natural capital. When the principal is large enough, it provides interest in the form of environmental benefits, among them, slowing stormwater and recharging groundwater, filtering pollutants before they enter waterways, cleaning air, and cooling communities. American Forests offers tools to communities to calculate the economic values of a city’s green infrastructure. This presentation will show how cities in the southeastern U.S. have used their green infrastructure to improve stormwater management.

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Value of Existing Trees in Residential Development

Presentation given at the Southeast Watershed Forum's conference, Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century, held August 12-14, 2008 in Charleston, SC. 

 

Value of Existing Trees in Residential Development - Shirley Trier, Davey Resource Group



 
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