Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment Webinar
March 28, 2017–March 28, 2017
U.S. Forest Fragmentation and Land Cover Patterns
Kurt Riitters, Research Ecologist
Southern Research Station
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time
1-888-844-9904; participant code 4167967#
Forest fragmentation continues even as total forestland area remains relatively stable. The Update to the 2010 RPA Assessment reported that forest cover fragmentation increased from 2001 to 2011, with fragmentation rates higher on private land than on public land. This webinar will describe how the RPA Assessment treatment of forest spatial patterns has evolved, summarize key results related to forest spatial patterns, and discuss future directions in evaluating fragmentation and land cover patterns.
*A recording of the Update to the 2010 RPA Assessment overview webinar is available on the RPA Assessment website. Invitations to additional resource-specific webinars will be distributed, however the current schedule can be viewed on the website, and will be updated as new webinars are scheduled. Resource-specific webinars in the RPA Assessment Webinar Series will be recorded and made available on the website.