Forests and wildlands in the U.S. are under unprecedented pressures from climate change, budget constraints, and human development. These challenging new conditions are changing the way that citizens, land-management professionals and policymakers think about forest and wildland management practices.
RNRF’s latest congress report highlights the insight of leaders working on the cutting edge of resource management.
Major discussion points include:
- The USDA Forest Service’s role in managing public lands, and newly appointed chief Tony Tooke’s ambition for strengthening the agency’s collaboration with other agencies, the private sector, NGOs, and the public.
- Central challenges and practical solutions resource managers must accommodate as they attempt to anticipate climate change in their management plans.
- How advances in multimedia marketing can be utilized to foster support for natural resources.
- The epic multi-state endeavor to protect the greater sage-grouse and the lessons it can teach us for the future of energy development and conservation.
- How are forest mangers anticipating and incorporating future impacts of climate change and community needs into revised forest plans as they plan for the future.
- Common misconceptions surrounding the fire-prone wildland-urban interface (WUI), and how a stronger sociological understanding of WUI inhabitants could lead to more effective fire risk mitigation efforts.
Click to download a free copy of the report here.