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Research Project: Enabling Sustainable Landscape Design for Continual Improvement of Operating Bioenergy Supply Systems

Location: Soil, Water & Air Resources Research

Project Number: 5030-12000-015-22-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2016
End Date: Mar 31, 2021

Objective:
Develop and implement a landscape design process for integrating cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed and fiber production.

Approach:
ARS Resilient Economic Agricultural Practice (REAP) research locations will participate in a multi-agency agency project designed to develop spatially explicit plans for resource allocation and management to integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstocks into Midwestern and other cropping and land-use systems.