Social acceptability in forest management results from a judgemental process by which individuals 1 compare the perceived reality with its known alternatives. Social acceptability of forest management systems core. The sustainable forest management strategy is key to implementing the forest regime and. Social acceptability in ecosystem management usda forest. Variations may be contingent upon geography proximity to species, but also potentially individual environmental values, the objectives of management and direct experiences or perceptions of the methods involved e. Range management termsdefinitions college of agriculture and. Brunson 17 my talk to the forestry class chris anderson 25 leopoldian forestry and the ethical acceptability of forest practices peter list. Defining social acceptability in ecosystem management. Ecosystembased forest management defines a management approach that guides forestry practices in such a way that sustainable forest management criteria are met. And, perhaps most importantly, practicing the type of silviculture that communicates to residents and visitors that owners, loggers, and foresters care about the job they are performing and the forest they are leaving behind greatly increases the social acceptability and scenic potential of interface forests. Forest and stream management in the oregon coast range. Social acceptability is one of three criteria that are supposed to guide ecosystem management decisions, yet a recent problem analysis found there is an inadequate understanding of what. Social acceptability of forest conditions and management.
Social science informing forest managementbringing new. General theories in psychology were used to investigate the underlying basis for acceptability judgements. This research examines the ability of a knowledge base approach to assess the social acceptability of natural resource decisionmaking processes and to determine its suitability for use in forest management planning. It has gained particular attention in the area of natural resource management as a result of growing incidences of political protest and intervention. Department of agriculture, forest service, rocky mountain forest and range experiment station.
Ecosystembased management reference manual 20 octobre. Social acceptability of stoats and stoat control methods. It reports survey results regarding forest fire management, old growth harvests, clearcuts, forest planning processes, multiple use, outdoor recreation, partial cuts or forest thinning, wildlife habitat, and forestry priorities and values. Public acceptance has become increasingly critical to the success of forest and rangeland management as debate intensifies worldwide over ecosystem protection. Social acceptability is not entirely determined by values. Social acceptability in forest and range management. For federal forest management, the debate and uncertainty over adaptive and. Cascade center for ecosystem management, usda forest service. United states social acceptability of agriculture forest. While em has many definitions, it has been described by the former head of the forest service. Forest service as the agency attempts to deal with the range of resources and public values associated with national forest lands. Final project report joint fire science program june 2005.
Pdf social acceptability of forest conditions and management. The issue of social acceptability, in one form or another, has long been of interest to social scientists. Within this context, ecosystembased forest management is an adequate mean for respecting several aspects of these criteria and contributing to their local adaptation. Yet the diverse factors that determine social acceptability of forest and range management are only now beginning to be understood and given credence by natural resource professionals. Abstract in surveys of residents in three urban and three rural locations in the great basin we examined the social acceptability of six management practices showing promise for. A central conclusion is that public judgments are always provisional, never absolute or final. Brunson 17 my talk to the forestry class chris anderson 25 leopoldian forestry and the ethical acceptability of forest. Ecosystem management and social acceptability ecosystem management em has become the management philosophy of the u. This seminar reports on a study comparing the social acceptability of six harvest and. Forest aesthetics, biodiversity, and the perceived. Social acceptability of forestry practices in the pacific. Sustainable land management pursues to complement the oftenconflicting objectives of intensified eco nomic and social development while sustaining and intensifying the ecological roles of the land resources. The consultation policy for sustainable forest development and forest management orientations is based on the principles of openness, accessibility, transparency, flexibility, respect and user.
Attiwill forest ecology and management 63 1994 24 7300 249 tives so that decreasing the degree of scientific uncertainty may not of itself influence social acceptability. Pdf social acceptability in forest and range management. Social acceptability in ecosystem management mark w. Citeseerx social acceptability in forest and range. Social acceptability of forestry practices in the pacific northwest. Understanding the social acceptability of natural resource. Consultation document draft consultation policy for. Investigating social acceptability for public forest.
Thus, in order for high levels of social acceptability to be present, it is important that a sense of collectivity exists between individuals ostrom, 1990. In this 2004 chapter bruce schindler and mark brunson synthesize research on social acceptability to describe the disciplinary origins, conceptual framework, and management relevance of the acceptability concept. Investigating social acceptability for public forest management policies as a function of social factors article in forest policy and economics january 2012 with 76 reads how we measure reads. Acceptance, acceptability, and trust for sagebrush. Contributions may be on any aspect of the ecology, use, management or conservation of rangelands, either within australia or internationally. Kruger 7 a definition of social acceptability in ecosystem management mark w. Dissatisfaction is instead rooted in a wide range of values which give rise to spiritual, esthetic. The rangeland journal publishes papers of scientific merit for a readership of scientists, educators, managers and users. Social acceptability, forest management, decisionmaking, public. Social trends, indicators and lessons learned management. Pdf investigating social acceptability for public forest. Forest aesthetics, biodiversity, and the perceived appropriateness of ecosystem management practices paul h. Copies of the full report, entitled community forestry.
Social acceptability of forest conditions and management practices. Reprinted from the western journal of applied forestry, vol. Investigating social acceptability for public forest management policies as a function of social factors. This research compared the social acceptability of six harvest systems. Pdf the purpose of this report is to improve understanding of the complex sociopolitical. Basically, practicing the principles of sustainable land management is amongst the few possibilities which will enable in. Social trends, indicators and lessons learned forest management for ommunity health and social acceptability kevin preister center for social ecology and public policy workshop people and ecosystems of the rogue asin rogue riversiskiyou national forest july 3031, 2014. To enable the ecology center publications rss feed, simply drag this link into your rss. Ecosystem management, social acceptability, environmental.
Socially acceptable hj andrews experimental forest oregon. In this analysis, we describe the social acceptability concept and identify 10 key problem areas needing indepth consideration for durable decisions to be made about forest conditions and practices on federal lands. Brunson, department of forest resources, utah state university, logan, ut 843225215. Social acceptability in forest management results from a judgmental process by which individuals 1 compare the perceived reality with its known alterna. Pdf on jan 1, 2004, bruce shindler and others published social acceptability in forest and range management find, read and cite all the research you need. The rapidly changing social acceptability of forest harvesting in australia is based on a number of considerations. One of the more recent defi nitions for social acceptability was crafted by brunson 1996a, who has collaborated with shindler and others 1996 on the components of the concept. Also investigated were the effects of information about the consequences of these harvest systems on their acceptability.
Johnson and george stankey introduction 7 shifting conceptions of forest resources 8 the social acceptability of forest practices and conditions 9 political power and organizational authority 10. How can social acceptability research in australian. Rebecca ford, university of melbourne social acceptability of forest management systems research investigating peoples responses to forest policies and practices can help policymakers to incorporate social considerations into their decisionmaking. In addition to viewing simulated images, half the participants were shown information about the consequences of the harvest systems for fauna, forest products and other valued objects. Social acceptability in forest and range management by b. Research into public views about clearfelling first began in the. Social science informing forest management bringing new knowledge to fuels managers pamela jakes to improve access, interpretability, and use of the full body of research, a pilot project was initiated. Range of variability in southern coastal plain forests. Pdf a definition of social acceptability in ecosystem. Recent research on attitudes toward forest and rangeland management has. Social acceptability in forest and range management core. Indeed, management strategies that lack such acceptance are unlikely to be implemented. In addition to the development of a bioenergy infrastructure, the social acceptability of.28 1121 275 813 1313 507 657 988 921 1352 237 1380 1282 402 174 1057 1469 234 974 976 1108 714 1219 1293 247 647 121 992 718 298 605 1078 506 470 359 1341 690 385 488 119 1271 1225 770 422 1073 1013 1076