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In the early 1950s, the then-new Resources for the Future convened the Mid-Century Conference, where more than 1,500 leaders could “exchange viewpoints on important resource issues that appear to be of continuing significance for at least the next generation.” While the priorities of the 21st century have evolved since then, “important resource issues” remain at the heart of RFF’s research agenda, including how to value and measure the benefits from nature and effectively manage forests, fisheries, water, agricultural resources, and even outer space in an interconnected world.
Managing Water through Innovative Collaboration
Resources magazine: RFF Visiting Scholar Lynn Scarlett explains how network governance can address cross-jurisdictional water management issues in the United States.
Using Transferable Development Rights to Control Land Use
RFF’s Margaret Walls describes the virtues, and the pitfalls, of market-based programs for land conservation and discusses the lessons learned from three decades of a Maryland program.
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The Outdoor Resources Review Group
ORRG is a private bipartisan panel reviewing conservation, outdoor recreation and related issues in light of changes in the needs of the American public and the resources available to meet those needs.
The World's Forests
A research program led by RFF seeks to devise new ways to accurately gauge four critical attributes of global forests – area, timber volume, biomass, and carbon sequestration.
Efficiency costs of social objectives in tradable permit programs
Kailin Kroetz, James N. Sanchirico, Daniel K. Lew
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
The Bioeconomics of Spatial-Dynamical Systems in Natural Resource Management
Kailin Kroetz, James N. Sanchirico
Annual Review of Resource Economics | forthcoming
Is What you See What You Get? The Value of Natural Landscape Views
Margaret Walls, Carolyn Kousky, and Ziyan Chu
Land Economics | February 2015 | Vol. 91, No. 1 | pp. 1-19 | Related Discussion Paper 13-25
A Historical Examination of The Corps of Engineers and Natural Valley Storage Protection: The Economics and Politics of “Green” Flood Control
C. Kousky
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research | DOI: 10.1080/19390459.2014.963372
Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies
Blackman, A., R. Epanchin-Niell, J. Siikamaki, and D. Velez-Lopez
Washington DC: Environment for Sustainability RFF Press | 2014
Designing Efficient Surveys: Spatial Arrangement of Sample Points for Detection of Invasive Species
Berec, L., J. Kean, Epanchin-Niell, R.S., R. Haight, and A. Liebhold.
Biological Invasions | July 2014
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