These scenarios were developed through a series of scenario-building workshops led by the Harvard Forest as part of the New England Landscape Futures Project and the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network.

The scenarios represent four plausible alternatives to current trends, built around two drivers of landscape change that are considered highly uncertain and high-impact: Natural resource planning & innovation (high or low) and Socio-economic connectedness (global or local). 

This report provides a narrative description of each scenario and a table comparing recent land use trends and land use trends for each scenario.