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2012

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In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 1-3.

Abstract

Environmental foresight is insight into future environmental challenges and opportunities, and the ability to apply that insight to prepare wisely for a sustainable future. Successful environmental planning, management, and policy require the development and continual updating of foresight. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson has stated: "Failure to look beyond present conditions only ensures that emerging problems will be more diffi cult to address and that opportunities may be missed" (U.S. EPA 2005: 1). The soundness and acuity of our environmental foresight are key determinants of success in addressing critical environmental issues.

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Bengston, David N. 2012. Foreword. In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 1-3.

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