Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-235

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Criteria and indicators of joint forest management

Author(s): Fondahl, Gail (University of Northern British Columbia)
Subject: Forestry, Policy, Socio-economics
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

There is increased global demand for evidence of environmentally sound and socially responsible forestry practices in British Columbia (e.g., international initiatives, certification standards, etc.). The proposed research will explore a variety of joint forest management arrangements as a way to build and maintain partnerships among First Nations, government, and industry; to enhance the quality of resource decision-making; to enable certification; and to improve sustainable forestry practices. The proposed research, the initial stage of a multi-year project, intends to develop a flexible criteria and indicators (C&I) framework to direct, monitor, and evaluate a joint management arrangement in northern BC, and, in doing so, to provide an adaptive approach to develop and assess forest management partnerships in other regions. This work will focus on two research areas, including joint management processes and joint management outcomes.


For further information, visit http://researchforest.unbc.ca/jprf/jprf.htm
or contact Gail Fondahl, University of Northern British Columbia (fondahlg@unbc.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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