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Landscape-Level Management: It's All about Context

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Forest managers and researchers are now working at a landscape level, but is our public with us? For most people, landscape-level management is not a clear concept.To better understand how citizens view landscapes, we need to go beyond attempts to “educate the public” and instead interact with citizens to promote learning, find appropriate outreach activities and simulation techniques, and directly address questions about risk and uncertainty. Various scales of analysis will be necessary, including the geographic, temporal, and normative contexts and their relevance to citizens.

Keywords: Ecosystem Management; Social Science; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331,

Publication date: December 1, 2000

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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