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Sustaining the Forests of the Pacific Coast

Forging Truces in the War in the Woods

In this thoughtful collection of essays edited by Debra J. Salazar and Donald K. Alper, forest policy in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia is examined in a binational context. While US and Canadian forest policy and forest management approaches differ, the two countries face similar challenges and conflicts. Contributors discuss the evolution of forest exploitation, the response of timber companies to U.S. federal environmental regulations, sovereignty for First Nations communities, and the reshaping of the political economy of forests by global forces on both sides of the border. Groups usually ignored in the forest policy debate -- such as First Nations peoples, workers in the emerging non-forest economy, and citizen activists -- are also given voice in this fascinating compilation.

264 pages

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. Politics, Policy, and the War in the Woods / Debra J. Salazar and Donald K. Alper

Part II: Institutions

2. How the Way We Make Policy Governs the Policy We Make / George Hoberg

3. International Dynamics of North American Forest Policy: From Bilateral to Global Perspectives / Thomas R. Waggener

4. Firms’ Responses to External Pressures for Sustainable Forest Management in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest / Benjamin Cashore, Ilan Vertinsky and Rachana Raizada

Part III: Voices

5. Forest People: First Nations Lead the Way toward a Sustainable Future / David R. Boyd and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson

6. The Multi-ethnic, Nontimber Forest Workforce in the Pacific Northwest: Reconceiving the Players in Forest Management / Beverly A. Brown

Part IV: Policy Innovations

7. A Crossroad in the Forest: The Path to a Sustainable Forest Sector in British Columbia / Clark S. Binkley

8. Wildlife Conservation on Private Lands: Habitat Planning and Regulatory Certainty / R. Neal Wilkins

9. Multistakeholder Processes: Activist Containment versus Grassroots Mobilization / Mae Burrows

Part V: Conclusion

10. Digging Out of the Trenches / Debra J. Salazar and Donald K. Alper



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