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National park and related forest conservation efforts tend to emanate from core areas of the world and are often imposed on rural people living on forest fringes in the least developed regions of lesser developed countries. We address the social and cultural processes that ensue when center-…
Author(s): John Schelhas, Max J. Pfeffer
Keywords: National parks, Central America, Costa Rica, Honduras, forest conservation
Source: Revista Geografica de America Central 45:77-101
Year: 2010
Brazil, rural economic development, forest conservation, reduced impact loggin, sustainability, forest law, public lands
Author(s): Mark D. Schulze, Marco W. Lentini, Alexander J. Macpherson, James Grogan
Keywords: Brazil, rural economic development, forest conservation, reduced impact loggin, sustainability, forest law, public lands
Source: ETFRN News 51:83-89
Year: 2010
Biota in managed forest landscapes may be at risk from habitat fragmentation that prevents dispersal among subpopulations. Management provisions to provide connectivity are often considered independently for aquatic and terrestrial species. Of increasing concern is that dichotomous approaches are…
Author(s): Deanna H. Olson, Kelly M. Burnett
Keywords: headwater stream, connectivity, riparian buffer, species diversity, dispersal corridors, forest conservation
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 258S: S117-S126
Year: 2009
Creation of national parks often imposes immediate livelihood costs on local people, and tensions between park managers and local people are common. Park managers have tried different approaches to managing relationships with local people, but nearly all include efforts to promote environmental…
Author(s): John Schelhas, Max J. Pfeffer
Keywords: Environmental values, Central America, national parks, parks and people, forest conservation
Source: Conservation Letters 2(6):278-285
Year: 2009
This paper examines the role of population density on land use allocation and change. We are especially interested in the management of fallow areas that have come under increasing pressure given restrictions imposed by the creation of protected areas like national parks. It is argued that these…
Author(s): Max J. Pfeffer, John W. Schlelhas, Stephen D. DeGloria, Jorge Gomez
Keywords: Land use allocation, fallow management, forest conservation, agricultural intensification
Source: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Vol. 110: 14-28
Year: 2005
Conservation auctions have been advocated as a way to increase the cost-effectiveness of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs by reducing the informational rents captured by participating landowners. Most PES programs have continual or periodic (rather than one-time) enrollment. In…
Author(s): Natasha James, Liv Lundberg, Erin Sills
Keywords: Tenders, auction efficiency, forest conservation, ecosystem service markets, learning, distribution of participation
Source: Strategic Behavior and the Environment
Year: 2021
For over 20 years, forest fuel reduction has been the dominant management action in western US forests. These same actions have also been associated with the restoration of highly altered frequent-fire forests. Perhaps the vital element in the compatibility of these treatments is that both need to…
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens, Mike A. Battaglia, Derek J. Churchill, Brandon M. Collins, Michelle Coppoletta, Chad M. Hoffman, Jamie M. Lydersen, Malcolm P. North, Russell A. Parsons, Scott M. Ritter, Jens T. Stevens
Keywords: resilience, restoration, adaptation, wildfire, convergence, forest conservation, fuel reduction
Source: BioScience. 71(1): 85-101.
Year: 2021
The current conditions of many seasonally dry forests in the western and southern United States, especially those that once experienced low- to moderate-intensity fire regimes, leave them uncharacteristically susceptible to high-severity wildfire. Both prescribed fire and its mechanical surrogates…
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens, James D. McIver, Ralph E.J. Boerner, Christopher J. Fettig, Joseph B. Fontaine, Bruce R. Hartsough, Patricia L. Kennedy, Dylan W. Schwilk
Keywords: fire surrogates, wildfire, forest ecology, forest management, forest conservation
Source: Bioscience 62:549-560
Year: 2012
Satellite image-based mapping of tropical forests is vital to conservation planning. Standard methods for automated image classification, however, limit classification detail in complex tropical landscapes. In this study, we test an approach to Landsat image interpretation on four islands of the…
Author(s): E.H. Helmer, T.A. Kennaway, D.H. Pedreros, M.L. Clark, H. Marcano-Vega, L.L. Tieszen, S.R. Schill, C.M.S. Carrington
Keywords: vegetation map, land-use change, Landsat, Caribbean, forest conservation, machine learning, multidate
Source: Caribbean Journal of Science. 44(2):175-198.
Year: 2008
Throughout Earth’s history, its climates have been changing, and biotic systems have mutated, migrated, and otherwise adapted as tectonic shifts have reconfigured the continents and polar ice caps have ebbed and flowed across the latitudes through glacial cycles. In our own era, there is growing…
Author(s): V. Alaric Sample
Keywords: forest conservation, management, Anthropocene, climate change
Source: In: Sample, V. Alaric; Bixler, R. Patrick, eds. Forest conservation and management in the Anthropocene: Conference proceedings. Proceedings. RMRS-P-71. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-7.
Year: 2014