Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters

“Future Forests of the Northern United States” Report Published

Monday, March 7, 2016
Seven years ago, the Northern Forest Futures Project was launched as a cooperative effort of the Forest Service, the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters, and the academic community. This week, the Northern Forest Futures Project’s culminating report, “Future Forests of the Northern United States,” was published online. The report provides critical information to guide forest owners, managers, planners, and policymakers concerned with sustaining forests and forest-associated resources for the well-being of the 124 million people in the region and the additional 32 million expected by 2060.

The report is available at www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/50448.   Previously published companion reports document current forest conditions in the north, www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/40189; outdoor recreation in the north, www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/41528; and the outlook for outdoor recreation in the north, www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/44345. Complementary online tools that allow users to explore future forest scenarios as well as current forest conditions are also online at www.nrs.fs.fed.us/futures/dashboard. A revised Northern Forest Futures Project website is available at www.nrs.fs.fed.us/futures.