Resource and Market Projections for Forest Policy Development: Twenty-five Years of Experience with the US RPA Timber Assessment (Managing Forest Ecosystems)

The text provides literature surveys on relevant modeling issues and policy concerns. It demonstrates the application of a modeling system using a "base case" 50-year projection and a small set of scenarios. These illustrate, for example, the effects of changes in public harvest policies, variations in investments in silviculture, and globalization. It is aimed at policy makers, researchers and graduate students who are building or using forest sector models.