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Forest Community Connections: Implications for Research, Management, and Governance (Rff Press) [Hardcover]

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The connections between communities and forests are complex and evolving, presenting challenges to forest managers, researchers, and communities themselves. Dependency on timber extraction and timber-related industries is no longer a universal characteristic of the forest community. Remoteness is also a less common feature, as technology, workforce mobility, tourism, and amenity migrants increasingly connect rural to urban places.

Forest Community Connections explores the responses of forest communities to a changing economy, changing federal policy, and concerns about forest health from both within and outside forest communities. Focusing primarily on the United States, the book examines the ways that social scientists work with communities their role in facilitating social learning, informing policy decisions, and contributing to community well being. Bringing perspectives from sociology, anthropology, political science, and forestry, the authors review a range of management issues, including wildfire risk, forest restoration, labor force capacity, and the growing demand for a growing variety of forest goods and services. They examine the increasingly diverse aesthetic and cultural values that forest residents attribute to forests, the factors that contribute to strong and resilient connections between communities and forests, and consider a range of governance structures to positively influence the well being of forest communities and forests, including collaboration and community-based forestry.



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Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 11, 2008
Publisher   RFF Press
ISBN  1933115688  
ISBN13  9781933115689  


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