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Adaptive management represents a process to use management policies as a source of learning, which in turn can inform subsequent actions. However, despite its appealing and apparently straightforward objectives, examples of successful implementation remain elusive, and a review of efforts to…
Author(s): G.H. Stankey, B.T. Bormann, C. Ryan, B. Shindler, V. Sturtevant, R.N. Clark, C. Philpot
Keywords: Endangered species, Pacific Northwest, policy, USDA Forest Service
Source: Journal of Forestry. 101(1): 40-46
Year: 2003
The Forestry Incentives Program (FIP) is a federal financial cost-share program that is intended to increase the nation's timber supply by increasing tree planting and timber stand improvement on nonindustrial private forest lands. Timber harvest reductions on public lands in the West,…
Author(s): Deborah A. Gaddis, Barry D. New, Fredrick W. Cubbage, Robert C. Abt, Robert J. Moulton
Keywords: FIP, incentive program, policy
Source: Southeastern Center for Forest Economics Research Working Paper No. 78
Year: 1995
Many products are harvested from the forests of the eastern United States that are not timber-based but originate from plant materials. Over the past decade, concern has grown about the sustainability of the forest resources from which these products originate, and an associated interest in…
Author(s): James L. Chamberlain, Robert J. Bush, A.L. Hammett, Philip A. Araman
Keywords: forest products, industry, national forests, policy
Source: Journal of Forestry 100(1):8-14
Year: 2002
Relations between science and policy concerning many issues (e.g., health, energy, natural resources) have been changing worldwide. Public pressure to resolve such complex and often controversial issues has resulted in policymakers and policy implementers seeking better knowledge on which to base…
Author(s): Roger N. Clark, Errol E. Meidinger
Keywords: Science, policy, natural resources, integration, forestry, North America
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-441. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 22 p
Year: 1998
Much of the research on environmental justice centers on environmental hazards. This article offers an overview of the emergence of environmental justice issues in outdoor recreation management and research. The authors argue that a major challenge to future research on environmental justice in…
Author(s): Myron F Floyd, Cassandra Y. Johnson
Keywords: environmental justice, equity, environmental racism, outdoor recreation, tourism development, policy
Source: Leisure Sciences. 24:59-77,2002
Year: 2002
We modeled and analyzed the economic impacts of the six weeks of large, catastrophic wild-fires in northeastern Florida in June and July 1998, among Florida's most devastating in recent history. The result of the unusually strong El Níño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in 1998, the Florida wildfires…
Author(s): David T. Butry, D. Evan Mercer, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, John M. Pye, Thomas P. Holmes
Keywords: economics, fire management, Florida, policy
Source: Journal of Forestry 99(11):9-17
Year: 2001
Fourteen years after the birth of the journal Agroforestry Systems, biophysical studies continue to dominate agroforestry research while other important areas have not received the attention they deserve. This paper reviews the progress in one of these under-researched areas, socioeconomics. A…
Author(s): D. Evan Mercer, R.P. Miller
Keywords: anthropology, economics, geography, policy, sociology
Source: Agroforestry Systems 38: 177-193, 1998
Year: 1998
Invasive alien species have long been recognized as a leading threat to biological diversity, contributing to the decline of nearly half of the imperiled species in the United States for which threat information is available. This paper discusses some of the invasive species that threaten imperiled…
Author(s): Aimee Delach
Keywords: invasive species, impacts, pathways, prevention, policy
Source: In: Olson, Deanna H., editor. Northwestern Naturalist. 87(1): 43-55
Year: 2006
Oak woodlands, the predominant vegetation type in the most inhabitable areas of California, comprise 10 million acres in the State and have been used primarily for livestock production. Today, residential intrusion into oak woodlands results in habitat fragmentation and degradation of economic,…
Author(s): Norman H. Pillsbury, Jared Verner, William D. Tietje
Keywords: oaks, oak management, range management, regeneration, wildlife, urban interface, restoration, economics, policy
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-160. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 738 p.
Year: 1997
The International Association of Wildland Fire sponsored the second Fire Behavior and Fuels conference in Destin, Florida. The conference theme was "Fire Environment--Innovations, Management, and Policy." Over 450 attendees participated in presentations on the latest innovations in wildland fire…
Author(s): Bret W. Butler, Wayne Cook
Keywords: wildland fire management, policy, science, International Association of Wildland Fire, Joint Fire Science Program
Source: Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 662 p. CD-ROM.
Year: 2007