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Models of Community Forestry


Bellinger, SE and Gale, F, Models of Community Forestry, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 11, (1) pp. 65-77. ISSN 1448-6563 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14486563.2004.10648599


Community forestry has become a much-discussed alternative to more conventional private and public approaches to forest management in recent years. While many countries are experimenting with community forestry, there is little consensus on what the term actually embraces. Theories and practices that are labelled "community forestry" cover a wide range of, at times, quite disparate ideas and both will benefit from greater conceptual clarity. Drawing on examples from North America, the article presents an analysis of the concept of community forestry, distilling a small number of practically applicable models out of a much larger number of analytically possible types. This analysis is particularly relevant in the Australian context where community forestry is as yet relatively unexamined and will prove useful in guiding theorists and practitioners in considering which approach is most suitable in a given set of circumstances.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:forest, community, environment, models, sustainability
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
UTAS Author:Bellinger, SE (Ms Sarah Bellinger)
UTAS Author:Gale, F (Professor Fred Gale)
ID Code:32580
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2014-06-03

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