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Forest Service decision-making

Forest Service decision-making

a framework for improving performance : report to congressional requesters

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Published by The Office, The Office, [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Forest Service -- Rules and practice,
  • United States. -- Forest Service -- Management,
  • Forest policy -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesForest Service decision making, Framework for improving performance
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination146 p.
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18076788M

    experience, and judgment in decision-making to carry out their leader’s. intent. 18 • Employees are expected and empowered to make reasonable and prudent. decisions to accomplish the agency mission while minimizing unnecessary. risk. Mission. 22 • The Forest Service is prepared and organized to support national and. The Forest Service’s boots-on-the-ground ranks have been decimated over the last 15 years. Lots of new people will need to be hired and trained. It will take at least a decade to restore the skill sets needed to do the necessary forest restoration work at the required pace and scale. Fire ecologists I know tell me we have a year window before wildfire takes what we have not .

    There are no more promising or important targets for forest management research than understanding how we can solve sustainable forest management problems effectively and learning how to continually improve our decision-making processes and our decision-support capabilities (Rauscher. , ). Citation: Rauscher, H. Michael Decision Cited by: Decision making, procedural compliance, and outcomes definition in U.S. forest service planning processes Article in Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31(3) .

    Studies of Forest Service public involvement have demonstrated that NEPA and decision making can be, and sometimes are, separated (Germain et al., , Predmore et al., in press-b). Stern and Mortimer () also found evidence of this, and Kaiser () showed that NEPA effects analysis are sometimes used to rationalize or justify pre-made Cited by: Quantitative and qualitative forest management methods have long been used for making decisions concerning the timing of activities to meet silvicultural and management objectives. Foresters use a number of techniques to decide when and where to implement management activities, and to assess alternatives that acknowledge economic, ecological, and social goals.


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Forest Service decision-making Download PDF EPUB FB2

Forest Service Agency Administrator Certification. In a new Agency Administrator certification process was adopted for fire management. A combined taskbook was developed to integrate common tasks for wildfire and prescribed fire management, details for the certification process can be found within Chapter 5 of the Red new process includes the.

Get this from a library. Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving Performance. [GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV.;] -- The decision-making process used by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service decision-making book Service in carrying out its mission is costly and time.

The Greatest Good. The Greatest Good film and companion book were produced for the U.S. Forest Service’s centennial in and provide an in-depth look at natural resource management during the 20th century. Using this film in a classroom offers an ideal way for students to study many related issues such as forest conservation, the role of wildfire in our society, wildlife.

The thread of common sense running through the book will widen its appeal. FORESTRY essentially pragmatic, empirical nature of the book will mean that it will have an established place as an introductory reading for the aspiring forestry practitioner.

The thread of common sense running through the book will widen its appeal. FORESTRYCited by: 9. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Forest Service decision-making book (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Forest Service Decisionmaking System The Forest Service administers the National Forest System, which is million acres or % of the U.S. There are National Forests and Grasslands. Each year, Forest Service line officers issue thousands of decisions which are accompanied by NEPA documentation (EIS, EA or CE) and subject to.

The Greatest Good film and companion book were produced for the U.S. Forest Service’s centennial in and provide an in-depth look at natural resource management during the 20th century.

Using this film in a classroom offers an ideal way for students to study many related issues such as forest conservation, the role of wildfire in our. "Choosing By Advantages is the soundest, most rational decision-making process I have encountered. Its logical principles are deceptively simple but extremely powerful.

In this book, Jim Suhr has perfected the clarity and usefulness of Choosing By Advantages."-Paul R. Nordwall Forest Supervisor U.S.

Forest ServiceCited by: Forest Service Environmental Appeals - Related Information: How do Appeals Work. Forest Service line officers issue many resource management decisions each year, some of which are accompanied by National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents (i.e.

Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and Categorical Exclusions). The Forest Service has sole land management decision-making authority on national forests.

All decisions must be compliant with forest plans, which are developed through an interdisciplinary process and accompanied by environmental impact statements (EIS), completed in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of Cited by: 6.

The U.S. Forest Service issued a final decision on the Twelve Mile timber and habitat improvement project on the Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County. Forest Service decision-making depends for its legitimacy on a mix of rational counting procedures which attempt to reduce disparate val-ues to a common denominator so that the costs and benefits of alterna-tive choices can be measured and compared, as well as political proce.

The Forest Service made the most of its positive image. In the early s, Herbert Kaufman wrote his famous book The Forest Ranger, in which the Forest Service was used. of Forest Service decision-making. Many client and constituent groups lobbied for changes and continue to agitate for more changes in Forest Service policies and procedures.4 This article discusses the input to Forest Service decision-making at the level of the Forest Supervisor.

It describes how diverse pub­. Focusing on the U.S. Forest Service, this paper examines the effects of ADR on the agency's traditional scientific decision-making processes.

Informants found that negotiating appeals accentuated the need for sound scientific information and broadened the knowledge base upon which forest management decisions are by: the Forest Service believed in the virtue of its own decisions.

While some within the agency embraced NEPA as a means of ob­ taining greater public support, others resisted full NEPA imple­ mentation because it meant opening up the previously insulated Forest Service decision making process to public scrutiny, in­.

Recent forest management decisions have led to prolonged court cases and a general lack of trust among many people with respect to the Forest Service.

Decision-making Structures. In discussing the theory of public participation, it is useful to review broad theories of decision-making structures. Chapter 14 Forest Resources Decision-Making in the US Gerald A.

Rose, with Douglas W. MacCleery, Ted L. Lorensen, Gary Lettman, David C. Zumeta, Mike Carroll, Timothy C. Boyce and Bruce Springer INTRODUCTION The US is an example of a country that started with a highly decentralized political and economic structure and has, over the decades.

Countdown - For UPSC to Announce Date for Prelims - Hello friends, This is Minal Sawant, AIR 46 in the Indian Forest Service Examination (IFS) I completed my B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering (MPKV Rahuri) and M. Tech. in Natural Resources Engineering and Geoinformatic (IIT Bombay).

I was working with RMSI Private Limited Continue reading. The book, which includes several case studies, resulted from the editors' belief that standard methods for evaluating economic impacts are often inadequate for addressing issues affecting forests and provide limited guidance for improved decision-making.

The book's 19 chapters seek to describe the state-of-the-art in understanding the economic. decision-making process for the amendment, in November the Forest Service released for public comment its proposed forest plan amendment and accompanying environmental analyses The substantive changes in the Tongass Amendment are set out in Chapter 5 of the Amendment.

As compared to the plan, the Tongass Amendment.Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management focuses on decision making for forests that are managed for both ecological and economic objectives.

The essential modern decision methods used in the scientific management of forests are described using basic algebra, computer spreadsheets, and numerous examples and applications.Book Description. Clawson explores the issues related to timber management with a particular focus on the harvesting of timber stands in Decision Making in Timber Production, Harvest and ally published inher study considers biological, economic and management implications of timber growing as well as the decision-making process in U.S .