Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Paul V. Ellefson; Calder M. Hibbard; Michael A. Kilgore; James E. Granskog
    Date: 2005
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-82. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 221 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (2.71 MB)

    Description

    This review looks at the Nation’s legal, institutional, and economic capacity to promote forest conservation and sustainable resource management. It focuses on 20 indicators of Criterion Seven of the so-called Montreal Process and involves an extensive search and synthesis of information from a variety of sources. It identifies ways to fill information gaps and improve the usefulness of several indicators. It concludes that there is substantial information about the application of such capacities, although that application is widely dispersed among agencies and private interests; which in turn has led to differing interpretations of the indicators. Individual chapters identify a need to further develop the conceptual foundation on which many of the indicators are predicated. While many uncertainties in the type and accuracy of information are brought to light, the review clearly indicates that legal, institutional, and economic capacities to promote sustainability are large and widely available in both the public and private sectors.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Ellefson, Paul V.; Hibbard, Calder M.; Kilgore, Michael A.; Granskog, James E. 2005. Legal, Institutional, and Economic Indicators of Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management: Review of Information Available for the United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-82. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 221 p.

    Keywords

    Criterion and indicators, economic capacity, institutional capacity, legal capacity, Montreal Process, sustainable management

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/20799