A summary of the Mapping the South’s Forests of the Future project report.
The Mapping the South’s Forests of the Future project leveraged the existing regional and partnership-driven conservation planning efforts collectively defining the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy, which had compiled several geospatial priorities, and expanded that work to other forest and conservation entities to produce a comprehensive geospatial inventory of planned and prioritized areas of forest protection/retention and restoration.
Keeping Forests as Forests (KFAF) is a regional partnership created in response to the ongoing conversion and loss of forestland in the Southern United States. The partnership represents an attempt to re-frame the conversation around forest conservation from one of “protection” to one focused on the long-term economic viability and sustainability of working forests.
Scott Davis is the project coordinator for Keeping Forests as Forests (KFAF), a 13-state southern forest conservation initiative. The group is supported by a diverse coalition of both private and public stakeholders ranging from human health professionals to traditional forest products manufactures and conservationists.
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