Narratives of Community-based Resource Management in the American West

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Environmental Studies


In the past decade, collaborative community-based approaches to public land management and planning have proliferated rapidly across the rural western USA (Jones, 1996; Wondolleck and Yaffee, 2000; Brick et al, 2001). Community-based resource management refers to efforts to increase local resident participation in public land management discussions in order to improve decision making, cultivate local support for monitoring and implementation and avoid or anticipate land use conflicts. Recent estimates have found collaborative management processes underway in well over 200 rural communities throughout the West (Weber, 2000). [excerpt]


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