Resource and Market Projections for Forest Policy Development

Twenty-five Years of Experience with the US RPA Timber Assessment

  • Darius M. Adams
  • Richard W. Haynes

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Timber Assessments Supporting the Development of National Forestry Programs and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Model Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Peter J. Ince, Joseph Buongiorno
      Pages 99-174
    3. John R. Mills, Darius M. Adams
      Pages 229-263
    4. Darius M. Adams, Richard W. Haynes
      Pages 265-288
    5. Darius M. Adams
      Pages 289-318
  4. Projections and Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Darius M. Adams
      Pages 321-352
    3. Darius M. Adams, Richard W. Haynes
      Pages 353-380
    4. Darius M. Adams, John R. Mills, Ralph J. Alig
      Pages 399-418
    5. Peter J. Ince, Joseph Buongiorno
      Pages 419-447
    6. Linda A. Joyce
      Pages 449-488
    7. Kenneth E. Skog
      Pages 489-511
    8. Ralph J. Alig
      Pages 513-542
  5. Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Forest Sector Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Darius M. Adams, Richard W. Haynes
      Pages 545-560
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 561-589

About this book


Long-range models that include product and resource detail are essential to meaningful analysis of both industry and resource sustainability. Taking this as it’s central argument, this book provides essential reading to anyone interested in projecting the future of either the forest products market and/or the forest resource conditions. It is aimed at policy makers, model builders, researchers and graduate students who are building or using forest sector models, as well as at forest industry managers and analysts.

While focusing on a specific modeling system – the US Timber Assessment models – the authors highlight the general elements that might comprise a forest-sector market model of any country or region. Approaches to policy analysis are also general and equally applicable to both national and multi-national forest policy development outside the US – particularly in relation to on-going efforts to formulate national programs of sustainable forestry.

The text provides literature surveys on relevant modeling issues and policy concerns, and demonstrates the application of the modeling system using a "base case" 50 year projection and a small set of scenarios to illustrate, for example, the effects of changes in public harvest policies, global change, variations in investments in silviculture, and globalization.

Darius Adams and Richard Haynes are widely recognized as leading experts in the forest sector modeling field.


Forests Markets Modelling Policy Silviculture development forest forest policy national forest policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Darius M. Adams
    • 1
  • Richard W. Haynes
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest Research StationPortlandUSA

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