Eastern Threat Center Scientist Contributes to 2010 Resources Planning Act Assessment
The Forest Service has released the 2010 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment, which includes contributions from Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Kurt Riitters. Kurt assessed the fragmentation and landscape of US forest, grass, and shrub lands, and provided summaries of forest areas that qualified as protected land under International Union for Conservation of Nature criteria. His research can be found on pages 34-44 and 49. Every ten years, the RPA provides reliable information on the status, trends, and projected future of the nation's renewable resources. The assessment is a useful reference for congressional staffers and federal and non-federal agencies and organizations interested in forest trends. Read more in CompassLive.