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    Author(s): Levi Rose; Jonathan Hallemeier; Kevin Colburn
    Date: 2020
    Source: In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 257 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    This chapter explores how changes in 2012 to the U.S. Forest Service’s land and resource management planning rule transformed the orientation of forest planning from being agency driven to becoming more collaborative and offering greater opportunities for public participation. We also highlight new technologies and approaches to reduce conflict among wide-ranging interests in the planning process. In closing, we provide insight on lessons learned from the Nantahala-Pisgah forest plan revision process that might inform how citizens advocate for their values in future forest plans, including sustainable recreation.

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    Citation

    Rose, Levi; Hallemeier, Jonathan; Colburn, Kevin. 2020. Chapter 15: National forest planning: Applying new technologies and approaches to improve public participation and decisionmaking. In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 213-226.

    Keywords

    Outdoor recreation, tourism, public lands, research.

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