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Understanding Community Based Forest Ecosystem Management

Edited By: GJ Gray, MJ Enzer and J Kusel

447 pages, Tabs

Haworth Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #117650 | ISBN: 1560220813
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #117649 | ISBN: 1560220805
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Develop ecosystem management policies and processes that benefit your community and its environment! Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management examines the emergence of community-based ecosystem management (CBEM) in the United States. This comprehensive book blends diverse perspectives, enabling you to draw on the experience and expertise of forest-based practitioners, researchers, and leaders in community-based efforts in the ecosystem management situations that you deal with in your community. Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management delves into the major topics that will help build common understanding of CBEM, including: linking stewardship to the unique role that local communities and workers can play in its implementation developing social and institutional processes that are more open, democratic, and civil empowering communities to strengthen their participation in natural resource management addressing power imbalances improving understanding of worker issues and promoting an ecosystem workforce advancing laws and policies that promote the collaboration and coordination that are needed for long-term stewardship ...and more! Healthy ecosystems and community well-being go hand in hand. The interdependence between the two is the focal point of community-based ecosystem management. Take advantage of this state-of-the-art reference and information source for scientists, community groups and their leaders, resource managers, and ecosystem management practitioners. The information you'll find in Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management will be invaluable in your effort to manage and maintain the ecosystems in your community.


Contents Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE: EDITORIAL SYNTHESIS Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management: An Editorial Synthesis PART TWO: INTRODUCTION AND WORK GROUP PAPERS An Introduction to Community-Based Ecosystem Management Global Linkages to Community-Based Ecosystem Management in the United Sates Governance and Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges Process: Redefining Relationships The Practice of Stewardship: Caring for and Healing Ecosystems and Communities Community-Based Ecosystem Monitoring Investing in Ecosystems and Communities PART THREE: INDIVIDUAL PAPERS Inclusive Community Forest Management: Lessons from Mali, West Africa The Evolution of Watershed Councils and the Oregon Plan: Tempering the Populist Tradition The Great Lakes Forest Alliance: Building Bridges to Raise Collective Wisdom Across Governments and Institutions Public Involvement in Forest Management Planning: A View from the Northeast Natural Resource Policy and the Paradox of Public Involvement: Bringing Scientists and Citizens Together A Civic Conversation About Public Lands: Developing Community Governance Integrating Forest Labor Participation into Community-Based Ecosystem Management Processes Testing Stewardship Concepts on Federal Land Surviving the Translation: Issues for Maturing Community Forestry Groups Participatory Research for Adaptive Ecosystem Management: A Case for Nontimber Forest Products Assessing Well-Being in Forest-Dependent Communities Exploring Reinvestment from a Community-Based Watershed Perspective Index Reference Notes Included

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