Northern Forest Futures Project

Issues and Influences

[photo:] Decisionmakers discuss policy

The Northern Forest Futures Project seeks to focus on the topics of concern to people connected with northern forests.  We have tried to gain an understanding of the issues through a “scoping effort” that embraces many sources of input and viewpoints. functioning forest ecosystems.

Issues and Influences in the Northern Forests

The following issues and influences stood out as we reviewed what people were saying about the forces that are influencing the Northern Forests.  


[image:] Bar graph showing number of comments or issue statements in specified category.

Our scoping effort is summarized in the report, Scoping of Issues in the Forests of  the Northeast and Midwest United States, Version 3.0, June 2011.

Download the report (pdf)


Another important reference for issues affecting this region is the summary of the issues and goals identified by state forestry agencies, 2010 Statewide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies  in the Northeast and Midwest: A Regional Summary

Download the summary (pdf)



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