New Demographic Change Database Available

New Demographic Change Database Available

May 23, 2014

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The future of the nation's forests, the communities embedded in them, and the ecosystem services they provide depends on the ability to anticipate change and respond appropriately to it. This is a particular concern for resource managers, planners, and policy makers because natural resources respond to change slowly and benefit from long-range planning and management. This new database provides a powerful tool for advancing integrated research and planning by giving ready access to a wealth of recent information on demographic change, national forests, and the social and economic characteristics for each U.S. county. The data are present both in maps and in a database.

The research project is a collaboration between researchers at the USDA Forest Service and the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. It was supported by the Forest Service Northern Research Station, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Washington Office as well as by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.



The Carsey Institute conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. We give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that administers the nation's 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.

The Carsey Institute | University of New Hampshire | Huddleston Hall, 73 Main Street | Durham | NH | 03824

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