State Forestry Agencies and Biodiversity Programs: Who's Responsible for Conserving Forest Biodiversity?
State natural resource agencies often have primary responsibility for conserving forest biodiversity. Little is known, however, about the appropriate organizational location for biodiversity programs in state government, suitable levels of financial and professional investment in such programs, useful strategies for coordinating programs located in different administrative settings, and the effectiveness of biodiversity programs. A survey of forestry agency and biodiversity program administrators in all 50 states provides useful insights about how state agencies might effectively administer and organize programs to conserve forest biodiversity. Direct contact between staffs is essential.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Resources Policy and Administration, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
Publication date: 01 April 1999