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Economics and Forest Restoration
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Projects on the National Forest System have changed scale and objectives.  The agency has committed to changing from small timber sale projects to landscape scale forest restoration.  Is there a need for economic analysis to also make a transition in order to support the agency's restoration objective?

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Collective Action and the Forest
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Forest restoration collaborative groups are a recent addition to a field of study in resource economics: institutions for collective action.  Why have they formed in communities adjacent to pubic lands?  How do they differ from other institutions that manage natural resources?


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Big C, Little c, What Begins with C?
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The 2014 Farm Bill included new authorities for forest management activity that include a collaborative process.  Stakeholders question whether these policies have helped or hurt collaborative strategies of forest restoration.


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Ecosystem Restoration: A Forest Service Policy
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Collaborative forest restoration on federal lands is building momentum with successful implementation of landscape scale projects.  As these projects developed, the Forest Service recognized the need to clarify the purpose of restoration and the consistency of implementation within the agency.


In 2016, the Forest Service adopted an Ecosystem Restoration Policy.  The time is right to review the Policy with collaborative groups, and ensure common understanding and consistency in restoration projects.  Read more>>

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A Field Trip to the Litigation Landscape
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After two years of collaborative effort, three organizations have challenged the Record of Decision for the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Restoration Project.


The twenty-seven page complaint filed in federal district court raised issues that have potential impacts within and far beyond the project boundaries.  Join a field trip to the litigation landscape and visit sample locations within the project area. The tour stops will help to identify issues raised for the court to address.

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