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Growing Community Forests
Practice, Research, and Advocacy in Canada
Canada is experiencing an unparalleled crisis involving forests and communities across the country. While municipalities, policy makers, and industry leaders acknowledge common challenges such as an overdependence on US markets, rising energy costs, and lack of diversification, no common set of solutions has been developed and implemented. Ongoing and at times contentious public debate has revealed an appetite and need for a fundamental rethinking of the relationships that link our communities, governments, industrial partners, and forests towards a more sustainable future.
The creation of community forests is one path that promises to build resilience in forest communities and ecosystems. This model provides local control over common forest lands in order to activate resource development opportunities, benefits, and social responsibilities. Implementing community forestry in practice has proven to be a complex task, however: there are no road maps or well-developed and widely-tested models for community forestry in Canada. But in settings where community forests have taken hold, there is a rich and growing body of experience to draw on.
The contributors to Growing Community Forests include leading researchers, practitioners, Indigenous representatives, government representatives, local advocates, and students who are actively engaged in sharing experiences, resources, and tools of significance to forest resource communities, policy makers and industry.
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
232 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Ryan Bullock is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences and Director of the Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Winnipeg.  

Gayle Broad is an Associate Professor in the Community Economic and Social Development program and Director of Research at the NORDIK Institute at Algoma University.  

Lynn Palmer is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management at Lakehead University.

Peggy Smith is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management and the Interim Vice Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives) at Lakehead University.  

$31.95 USD
ISBN: 9780887557934

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