An Assessment of Natural Assets in the Appalachian Region: Forest Resources

This report was initiated as part of a long-term research objective developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to understand Appalachia’s natural assets. The primary goal of the report was to provide information that will encourage the sustainable management of forest assets across the Region. This required developing an inventory of the forest assets, analyzing their value and usage, assessing their potential contribution to economic development of the Region, and creating a framework to help plan their best use.