Category: Sociopolitical Research
Title: Navigating the Motives and Mandates of Multiparty Monitoring
Author: * Moote, M.A. , * Abrams, J.B. , Krasilovsky, E. , Schumann, M. , Savage, M. , Derr, T.
Subject: Monitoring, Collaboration
Abstract: In this paper, we discuss what we learned about multiparty monitoring for collaborative, community-based forest restoration projects, after providing technical assistance and training to more than 50 New Mexico community groups between 2002 and 2007. These community groups were all recipients of Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) cost-share grants. The grants require multi-stakeholder monitoring and assessment of project effectiveness in terms of ecological change and effects on management skills. Because all CFRP grantees are required to monitor their projects, this program provided a unique opportunity for assessing community-based, multiparty monitoring of forest restoration projects. Given four years experience providing monitoring assistance to CFRP grantees, we explore the following questions:What are the goals of multiparty monitoring? How does it work? What are reasonable expectations of multiparty monitoring? What are the best ways to help community groups achieve these expectations? Finally, how should a community prepare for the implementation of multiparty monitoring in a community-based forestry program?
Type: ERI White papers
Source: ERI - Issues in Forest Restoration
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU