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    Author(s): Tyler Prante; Jennifer A. Thacher; Daniel W. McCollum; Robert P. Berrens
    Date: 2007
    Source: Natural Resources Journal. 47(4): 867-915.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    In part because of its emphasis on building social capital, the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) in New Mexico represents a unique experiment in public lands management. This study uses logit probability modeling to investigate what factors determined CFRP funding, which totaled $26 million between 2001 and 2006. Results reveal program preferences for projects that encourage collaboration and improve forest health, especially in poor counties. Negative determinants of funding include measures of small-diameter material utilization, and whether a project takes place across multiple land jurisdictions. There is no evidence of bias towards funding any particular applicant type or land jurisdiction.

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    Citation

    Prante, Tyler; Thacher, Jennifer A.; McCollum, Daniel W.; Berrens, Robert P. 2007. Building social capital in forest communities: Analysis of New Mexico''s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program. Natural Resources Journal. 47(4): 867-915.

    Keywords

    social capital, Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP), New Mexico

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