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About this book
About this book
The connections between communities and forests are complex and evolving, presenting challenges to forest managers, researchers, and communities themselves. This book examines the responses of forest communities to changing forest values, changing federal policy, timber industry restructuring, and concerns about forest health.
Preface Introduction 1. Community and Forest Connections: Continuity and Change Part I: Understanding Forest Communities 2. Social Assessment of Forest Communities: For Whom and for What? 3.Socioeconomic Monitoring and Forest Management 4. Engaging Communities Through Participatory Research Part II: Communities in the Context of Emerging and Persistent Forest Management Issues 5. Evolving Interdependencies of Community and Forest Health 6. Communities and Wildfire Policy 7. Amenity Migration, Rural Communities, and Public Lands 8. Integrating Commercial Nontimber Forest Product Harvesters into Forest Management 9. Job Quality for Forest Workers Part III: Communities and Forest Governance 10. Institutional Arrangements in Community-based Forestry 11. Family Forest Owners 12. Creating Community Forests 13. Collaborative Forest Management 14. Taking Stock of Community and Forest Connections Index
Ellen M. Donoghue is a social scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Victoria Sturtevant is a professor of sociology at Southern Oregon University.
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'This book provides a comprehensive understanding of what has occurred in what otherwise might be considered tumultuous times. The past two decades have seen a dramatic shift in the social forces that affect natural resources policy. This shift has created many new and innovative relationships among individuals, organizations, communities, and forest ecosystems. Policymakers, forest managers, and community leaders will find the book useful as they work toward understanding the dynamics of natural resources management today.' Gordon Bradley, University of Washington