Category: Sociopolitical Research
Title: Monitoring Handbook 5: Monitoring social and economic effects of forest restoration
Author: Derr, T. , * Moote, M.A. , Savage, M. , Schumann, M. , * Abrams, J.B. , McCarthy, L. , * Lowe, K.
Abstract: Forest restoration projects frequently have social, economic, and cultural goals as well as ecological goals. For instance, project partners may hope that their project will provide new jobs and reduce local unemployment, keep youth in the community, reduce the wildfire risk to human lives and property, or increase public involvement in national forest planning and decision making. Monitoring provides a way to determine whether you are headed toward or away from these goals. For example, your monitoring group might want to ask, Is our community becoming more or less sustainable? Are local management skills improving or getting worse? or Is the use of small-diameter trees increasing or decreasing? Part 1 of this handbook describes indicators that can help community-based multiparty monitoring groups measure changes in common forest restoration project goals. Part 2 describes specific methods for measuring change in each indicator.
Source: ERI/USFS Multiparty Monitoring Handbooks
Identifier: Vol. 5, 60p.
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu