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Analysis Concerning the Disaster of the Forest: A Theoretical and Practical Approach: Working Paper Series--04-09

Smith, Dean Howard and Smith, Jonathan P. and Larson, Debra (2004) Analysis Concerning the Disaster of the Forest: A Theoretical and Practical Approach: Working Paper Series--04-09. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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The explosion of serious forest fires in the Rocky Mountain West in recent years has opened the public eye to the unhealthy condition of forests. The extended drought has combined with dense forest conditions to make many residents of rural Arizona quite fearful of the possibility of additional fires. The public interest has even resulted in federal policy changes known as the Healthy Forests Initiative, which has, of course, stimulated increased public discussion. In order to find solutions to the problem, as based on Norgaard, Smith and Jacobs, society must create new ways of organizing and doing. This article explores possible market-based solutions as the one of the available practical remediation processes. Utilizing the forest restoration and engineering literature, we believe that a new forest-based industry founded on the concepts of science-based forest management and ecological sustainability is the logical solution in a market-based economy.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 04-09
Keywords: Working paper, forest economics, forest health, forest management, forest policy, forest products, social change
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 21:52
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1578

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