Beyond Boundaries: Social Challenges and Opportunities in Forest Landscape Management

Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
107 Richardson Hall

“Boundaries: Fires don’t understand them,” a private forest landowner once exclaimed about the need to restore forest conditions on both side of the fence in order to protect against wildfire risk. This talk will explore some of the social challenges and opportunities to managing forests in mixed ownership landscapes where disturbances such as wildfire, invasive plants and pests affect broad areas. Drawing on social science research on cross-boundary cooperation and collaboration from the US and abroad, I will discuss important considerations for the management of diverse forest landscapes in the U.S. West.