Assessing the future of America’s forests and rangelands
A report on the status of America’s forests and rangelands provides a baseline for monitoring future change and its effect on
Expanding populations, increased urbanization,
The report highlights key trends and projections that inform land managers and policy makers in their work to sustain important ecosystems for current and future generations. While total forest area remains relatively stable, the breakdown of large, continuous forest cover into smaller patches continued from 2001 to 2011, which can increase the
1 Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1600 (1974).