Category: General Publications
Title: Team Assists Community Groups in Monitoring Forest Restoration Projects (New Mexico)
Author: * Moote, M.A.
Abstract: Since 2001, the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP), a USDA Forest Service pilot program, has granted $5 million annually to community groups in New Mexico to conduct forest restoration and improve the use of small-diameter trees removed from restoration sites. This funding emerged from legislation that requires each grant recipient to conduct a "multiparty assessment" of the "positive or negative impact and effectiveness of the project, including improvements in local management skills and on the ground results." However, the first group of grantees found themselves overwhelmed by the lack of a more detailed definition of "multiparty assessment."
Source: Ecological Restoration
Publisher: Ecological Society of America