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Issues in forest restoration: The history of the four forest restoration initiative: 1980s-2010

Egan, Dave and Nielsen, Erik (2014) Issues in forest restoration: The history of the four forest restoration initiative: 1980s-2010. Other. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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In this paper, we (Dave Egan and Erik Nielsen) present our account of how a divergent group of people, with a variety of values, interests and resources, recognized a social and ecological problem, and came together to find a collective answer. This is the story of the landscape-scale forest restoration effort known as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) and the ideas, groups of people, and series of related events as well as collaborative projects from which it eventually emerged. It is a record of the progress these people made from the mid-1990s until 2010. This is the latest chapter in the long and dynamic story of people as members of the ponderosa pine ecosystem in Arizona. As such, it provides a glimpse into the multi-dimensional interplay between humans and the environment in the American Southwest today. Our information is based on earlier work by Windy Greer Selig and Nielsen designed to record the history of 4FRI. That work included identifying a timeline, compiling stakeholder comments about the importance of different events and documents as well as conducting stakeholder interviews. We used their study along with documentary evidence, both published and unpublished, and more recent interviews of other 4FRI stakeholders to produce this history of 4FRI.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Keywords: ERI Library, white paper, Issues in Forest Restoration, 4FRI History
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 21:59
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1284

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