Community Forestry in the United States
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Across the United States, people are developing new relationships with the forest ecosystems on which they depend, with a common goal of improving the health of the land and the well-being of their communities. Practitioners and supporters of what has come to be called community forestry are challenging current approaches to forest management as they seek to end the historical disfranchisement of communities and workers from forest management and the all-too-pervasive trends of long-term disinvestment in ecosystems and human communities that have undermined the health of both.
Community Forestry in the United States is an analytically rigorous and historically informed assessment of this new movement. It examines the current state of community forestry through a grounded assessment of where it stands now and where it might go in the future. The book not only clarifies the state of the movement, but also suggests a trajectory and process for its continued development.
Chapter 1. The Landscape of Community Forestry
Chapter 2. Historical Antecedents
Chapter 3. Setting the Stage for Community Forestry
Chaper 4. An Emerging Social Movement
Chapter 5. Environment, Economy, and Equity
Chapter 6. Democratic Renewal and Revival
Chapter 7. The Politics of Community Forestry
Chapter 8. Toward a Civic Science for Community Forestry
Chapter 9. Community-Scale Investment, Equity, and Social Justice
Chapter 10. Signposts for the Twenty-First Century
Appendix: Study Interviewees and Workshop Participants
About the Authors