A new bibliography compiled by Paul Garbe, DVM, MPH, cites more than 30 publications and web resources that document potential physical and mental health benefits associated with trees and forests. Several resources note the complexity of correlating health with green space and call for additional work to clarify potential benefits. Click here to view or […]

Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America’s Rural Innovation Infrastructure

Released on November 12, 2019, the Aspen Institute’s report “Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America’s Rural Innovation Infrastructure” summarizes findings and recommendations from interviews with 43 Rural Development Hubs from across the nation who are intermediaries leading the effort to do rural development differently.  According to the report, “Intermediaries are place-based organizations that work to improve […]

Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017

This study focuses on economic conditions, changes in consumer preferences and changes in forest products preferences and demand for two time periods—2004‐2009 (the pre‐recession bubble and the Great Recession) and 2007‐2017 (the Great Recession and recovery)—in order to fully understand changes occurring in the market. View/Download Report (PDF)

Using Forest Carbon Offsets for State Revolving Fund Loan Repayment

This report assesses the potential for using forest carbon offsets (also known as forest carbon credits) to repay loans from Clean Water State Revolving Funds (Clean Water SRFs) and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (Drinking Water SRFs). The report is part of a larger research effort examining how to expand opportunities to use SRF funding […]

Exploring the Use of Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs for Land Conservation Projects in Four Western States: California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.

This project sought to explore the potential to use Clean Water State Revolving Funds (CSWRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF) to finance source water protection through land conservation in California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.1 Phase II specifically focused on understanding the current use of and priorities for the SRF programs; developing strategies to […]

Canada/U.S. Forest Health Summitt III

This report documents the actions at the Third Canada-U.S. Forest Health Summit. At the summit, the co-chairs emphasized that science, technology, and innovation in the forest sector are integral to the economic and social prosperity of both countries and that collaboration can strengthen environmental sustainability and industry competitiveness. View PDF

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