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Understanding community-forest relations.Author(s): Linda E. Kruger
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-566. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 162 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionImproved understanding of the relationships between human communities and forests is necessary to understanding how alternative forest management policies and practices can affect different communities. This knowledge also enhances our ability to formulate plans that are responsive to the needs and concerns of local communities, thus reducing polarization and related social and economic costs. In December 1997, an interdisciplinary panel representing academic backgrounds in sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, economics, and recreation gathered in Oregon to discuss relationships between human communities and forests. This collection of papers is a product of the dialogue and interactions at the gathering.
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CitationKruger, Linda E., tech. ed. 2003. Understanding community-forest relations. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-566. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 162 p
KeywordsCommunity, community research, integrated research, place-based community, community well-being, community attachment, natural disturbance
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