America's Private Forests: Status and Stewardship examines private forests in the United States (which constitute 58% of U.S. forests) and presents data from a wide variety of sources on their status, as well as valuable information on strategies for their protection, conservation, and management. This is a reference and information resource. The book presents information, data, and analysis-the product of a great deal of research-about the state of private forests in the U.S. It's a status report that puts the data into context of concern for biodiversity. The final chapter offers an action plan for protecting private forests, with specific recommendations.
Constance Best and Laurie A. Wayburn are co-founders of the Pacific Forest Trust, a conservation organization dedicated to preserving productive forestland, based in Santa Rosa, California. John C. Gordon is Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.