Author

Misha Mytar

Date of Award

5-2008

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Community Planning and Development (CPD)

Department

Community Planning and Development

Keywords

Community Forests, Regional Landscape Conservation - New England, Forests - New England, Community Forests Collaborative

Abstract

The Community Forest Collaborative seeks to expand community ownership and management of forestland in northern New England and has documented the value of community forests both as a community investment strategy and as a component of regional landscape conservation strategies.

Research conducted over the last three years has determined that there needs to be a concerted effort to develop an infrastructure of support communities that want to acquire own and manage forestland. Two principle actions were recommended:

Expand resources for acquisition and management

and

Expand formalize and institutionalize technical assistance

Comments

Report created in part from this capstone:

http://www.tpl.org/sites/default/files/cloud.tpl.org/pubs/benefits_needs_resources_communityforests.pdf