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Community Forestry in Canada

Lessons from Policy and Practice

This book brings together the work of over twenty-five researchers to provide a comparative and empirically rich portrait of community forestry policy and practice in Canada. Tackling all forestry regions from Newfoundland to British Columbia, it unearths the history of community forestry across the nation, demonstrating strong regional differences tied to patterns of policy-making and cultural traditions. Case studies reveal innovative practices in governance and ecological management but also uncover challenges related to government support and market access. This book also considers the future of the sector, including the role of institutional reform, multiscale networks, and adaptive management strategies.

416 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Shared Framework for the Analysis of Community Forestry in Canada

Part 1: Regional Portraits

1 The Roots of Community Forestry: Subsistence and Regional Development in Newfoundland / Erin C. Kelly and Sara Carson

2 Community Forestry in the Maritimes: Long-Standing Debates and Recent Developments / Thomas Beckley

3 Community Forestry in Quebec: A Search for Alternative Forest Governance Models / Solange Nadeau and Sara Teitelbaum

4 Community Forestry on Crown Land in Northern Ontario: Emerging Paradigm or Localized Anomaly? / Lynn Palmer, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, and Chander Shahi

5 Forests and Communities on the Fringe: An Overview of Community Forestry in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba / John R. Parkins, Ryan Bullock, Bram Noble, and Maureen G. Reed

6 Community Forestry in British Columbia: From a Movement to an Institution / Lisa Ambus

Part 2: Case Studies: Connecting Principle and Practice

7 Community Forestry in an Age of Crisis: Structural Change, the Mountain Pine Beetle, and the Evolution of the Burns Lake Community Forest / Kirsten McIlveen and Michelle Rhodes

8 Searching for Common Ground: An Urban Forest Initiative in Northwestern Ontario / James Robson, Mya Wheeler, A. John Sinclair, Alan Diduck, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, and Teika Newton

9 Community Forestry and Local Development at the Periphery: Four Cases from Western Quebec / Édith Leclerc and Guy Chiasson

10 Striking the Balance: Source Water Protection and Organizational Resilience in BC’s Community Forests / Lauren Rethoret, Murray Rutherford, and Evelyn Pinkerton

11 Practicing Participatory Governance through Community Forestry: A Qualitative Analysis of Four Canadian Case Studies / Sara Teitelbaum

Part 3: Community Forestry: Looking

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