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File PDF document A User’s Guide to Socioeconomic Indicators for CFRP Projects
A User’s Guide to Socioeconomic Indicators for CFRP Projects
Located in Projects / Project Resources
File PDF document Assessing the Socioeconomic Benefits
In this paper, we examine the first seven years of the CFRP to assess the socioeconomic benefits derived to date. Because individual project success is critical to community-based forest restoration, we also draw lessons from project experiences and review challenges and opportunities for improving program monitoring and impact. In Section 1, we examine past projects to identify socioeconomic issues that strongly influence project implementation and success. We begin by outlining key factors contributing to successful project implementation, including (i) workforce sustainability, (ii) sustainable business operations, (iii) problem-solving in integrated land management, and (iv) small wood utilization. We then study these factors more comprehensively in two case studies that demonstrate different facets of community-based forest restoration. In Section 2, we conduct an analysis of past socioeconomic monitoring efforts. Based upon this analysis, we offer recommendations for monitoring indicators that will track issues discussed in Section 1. We conclude by summarizing some of the challenges still facing grantees and project partners and provide some socioeconomic monitoring recommendations to help improve future project planning and implementation, which will ultimately strengthen and broaden the socioeconomic impact of collaborative forest restoration on communities.
Located in Restoration Information / / CFRP NM Forest Restoration Working Papers / Restoration Papers Resources
File chemical/x-pdb Barela CFRP 22-07 5-years post-treatment
Barela CFRP 22-07 5-years post-treatment
Located in Projects / Forest Monitoring Resources
File PDF document Climate Change and Mixed Conifer/Aspen Systems in New Mexico: Considerations for Managers
Although skepticism about the importance of climate change and its anthropogenic influences still exists throughout the various natural resource professions, the tide seems to have turned with respect to forestry. This shift in opinion is exemplified by the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) new commitment to the issue. The USFS has recently prioritized climate-based research and Chief Gail Kimbell has stated that “history will judge the leaders of our age by how well we respond to climate change. It is time for a coordinated, agency-wide response to climate change.”
Located in Restoration Information / / CFRP NM Forest Restoration Working Papers / Restoration Papers Resources
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
New Mexico CFRP
Located in Restoration Information
File chemical/x-pdb Gallinas River Watershed Restoration CFRP 22-04 5-years post-treatment
Gallinas River Watershed Restoration CFRP 22-04 5-years post-treatment
Located in Projects / Forest Monitoring Resources
File PDF document Involving Rural Communities In Forest Management: New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
In the past decade, forest restoration and community wildfire protection have become increasingly important as fire suppression and other human activities have led to increased tree densities and an increased fire risk in forests throughout New Mexico and the southwestern United States. This increased fire risk comes at a time when the wildland-urban interface is steadily expanding in New Mexico, particularly in forested regions that are desired vacation destinations such as Ruidoso, Taos, Red River, and Silver City. In response, forest managers and landowners want to thin forests to reduce hazardous fuel loads and to “restore” forests to pre-European settlement conditions when tree densities were lower and fire disturbance was frequent but less severe, especially in ponderosa pine dominated forests (Covington et al. 1997).
Located in Restoration Information / / CFRP NM Forest Restoration Working Papers / Restoration Papers Resources
File chemical/x-pdb La Jicarita (CFRP 03-01 10-years post-treatment)
La Jicarita CFRP 03-01 10-years post-treatment
Located in Projects / Forest Monitoring Resources
File PDF document Lessons Learned from New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
Informing the CFLRP: Lessons Learned from New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
Located in Restoration Information / Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) / CFRP Resources
File PDF document Monitoring The Long Term Ecological Impacts Of New Mexico’s Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
The CFRP requires individual grantees to monitor the effects of their work during and after project implementation. However, following project completion, the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute is ideally positioned for monitoring all long term project impacts. In Section 1, we review the multiparty monitoring process employed for ecological monitoring of CFRP projects. In Section 2, we describe the methods used to conduct a meta-analysis of the 102 projects that were funded at the time of analysis and recommend 20 projects for long term monitoring. In Section 3, we present our final list of 20 recommended projects in the context of all 102 CFRP projects. We discuss recommended indicators and protocols for long term monitoring in Section 4, and present a timeline for long term monitoring of the 20 recommended projects.
Located in Restoration Information / / CFRP NM Forest Restoration Working Papers / Restoration Papers Resources
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