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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33525 - Recreation on Federal Lands
22-Sep-2010; Kori Calvert, Sandra L. Johnson, Carol Hardy Vincent, Ross W. Gorte, Nicole T. Carter, Nic Lane, David L. Whiteman, and M. Lynne Corn; 27 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 28, 2008
August 25, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 12, 2007
March 10, 2007
February 2, 2007
Novemeber 7, 2006
August 28, 2006
July 11, 2006 (www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RL33525.pdf)
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Abstract: The growing and diverse nature of recreation on federal lands has increased the challenge of balancing different types of recreation with each other and with other land uses. Motorized recreation has been particularly controversial, with issues centering on access and environmental impacts. The 1.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Forests, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41144 - Deforestation and Climate Change
24-Mar-2010; Ross W. Gorte and Pervaze A. Sheikh; 45 p.
Abstract: Efforts to mitigate climate change have focused on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere. Some of these efforts center on reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, since deforestation releases about 17% of all annual anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is seen .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41213 - Forestry in the Next Farm Bill
29-Apr-2010; Ross W. Gorte; 9 p.
Abstract: Forest management generally, as well as forest research and forestry assistance, have long been within the jurisdictions of the Agriculture Committees. Although most forestry programs are permanently authorized, forestry has usually been addressed in the periodic farm bills to reauthorize many ag.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Agriculture, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34560 - Forest Carbon Markets: Potential and Drawbacks
24-May-2010; Ross W. Gorte and Jonathan L. Ramseur; 21 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 3, 2008
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Abstract: Forests are major carbon sinks (storehouses), and activities that alter forests can release or sequester carbon dioxide (CO2), the most common greenhouse gas (GHG). Some carbon markets have been formed under mandatory GHG reduction regimes, such as the Kyoto Protocol and various regional and stat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Economics & Trade, Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40529 - Biomass: Comparison of Definitions in Legislation
18-May-2010; Kelsi Bracmort, Ross W. Gorte; 21 p.
Abstract: The use of biomass as an energy feedstock is emerging as a potentially viable alternative to address U.S. energy security concerns, foreign oil dependence, rural economic development, and diminishing sources of conventional energy. Biomass (organic matter that can be converted into energy) may in.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40994 - Agriculture and Forestry Provisions in Climate Legislation in the 111th Congress
23-Dec-2009; RenĂ©e Johnson; 31 p.
Abstract: In June 2009, the House passed H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. In September 2009, Senator Kerry introduced S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, which was referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The committee completed mark.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Forests, Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40990 - International Forestry Issues in Climate Change Bills: Comparison of Provisions of S. 1733 and H.R. 2454
22-Dec-2009; Pervaze Sheikh, Ross Gorte; 18 p.
Abstract: Deforestation releases substantial amounts of carbon dioxide, about 17% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Legislation has been proposed for U.S. targets to reduce GHG emissions. The two primary bills, H.R. 2454 and S. 1733, include provisions that would reduce emissions from de.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Climate Change
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40811 - Wildfire Fuels and Fuel Reduction
16-Sep-2009; Ross W. Gorte; 18 p.
Abstract: Severe wildfires have been burning more area and more houses in recent years. Some assert that climate change is at least partly to blame; others claim that the increasing number of homes in and near the forest (the wildland-urban interface) is a major cause. However, most observers agree that wi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40236 - Estimates of Carbon Mitigation Potential from Agricultural and Forestry Activities
20-Feb-2009; Renee Johnson, Gorte, Yacobucci, Schnepf; 21 p.
Abstract: In the United States, the agriculture and forestry sectors account for less than 10% of current estimated total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. Combined, these sectors are estimated to emit nearly 600 million metric tons CO2 equivalent (MMT CO2-Eq.) each year, most of which is emitt.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Forests
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40203 - Moutain Pine Beetles and Forest Destruction: Effects, Responses, and Relationship to Climate Change
6-Feb-2009; Ross W. Gorte; 16 p.
Abstract: The mountain pine beetle is a native insect of western U.S. pine forests. It survives by killing infested trees, usually individually, but occasionally in epidemics. Mountain pine beetle epidemics are particularly associated with lodgepole pine, a common western tree that typically grows in dense.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Forests
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