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11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
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Social and Economic Dimensions


The Northern Research Station has realigned our staff from 37 Research Work Units and Programs into 14 new Research Work Units.

RWU-4804 is now part of NRS-9, People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy.

[photo:] A grandfather and his grandson hold hands as they walk through the woods with their fishing poles.Effectively managing natural resources requires more than understanding ecosystems. It also involves understanding how people interact with them. How people live, work and recreate in forests and other natural areas, coupled with their perceptions, values and goals, affect how successful natural resource management will be.

We study the many interactions between people and ecosystems. With our findings, natural resource managers and policy-makers can make the most informed management decisions possible for the nation’s natural resources – decisions that benefit both people and the environment. ...more>>

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