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1st Edition

Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management

ISBN 9781560220817
Published March 28, 2001 by CRC Press
447 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management: An Editorial Synthesis
  • 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
  • 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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