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Governance, Institutions, Forest tenure

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Subject-Keyword: Governance Institutions Forest tenure

Type of item: Report

Language: English




Date created: 2010

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3MK65B1M

License information: Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported


Autor: Vertinsky, Ilan Luckert, Marty



Design of Forest Tenure Institutions The Challenges of Governing Forests Ilan Vertinsky and Marty Luckert THE SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT NETWORK Established in 1995, the Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFM Network) is an incorporated, non-profit research organization based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The SFM Network’s mission is to: • Deliver an internationally-recognized, interdisciplinary program that undertakes relevant university-based research; • Develop networks of researchers, industry, government, Aboriginal, and non-government organization partners; • Offer innovative approaches to knowledge transfer; and • Train scientists and advanced practitioners to meet the challenges of natural resource management. The SFM Network receives about 60% of its $7 million annual budget from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program, a Canadian initiative sponsored by the NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR research granting councils. Other funding partners include the University of Alberta, governments, forest industries, Aboriginal groups, nongovernmental organizations, and the BIOCAP Canada Foundation (through the Sustainable Forest Management Network-BIOCAP Canada Foundation Joint Venture Agreement). KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND TECHNOLOGY EXTENSION PROGRAM The SFM Network completed approximately 334 research projects from 1995 – 2008.
These projects enhanced the knowledge and understanding of many aspects of the boreal forest ecosystem, provided unique training opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students and established a network of partnerships across Canada between researchers, government, forest companies and Aboriginal communities. The SFM Network’s research program was designed to contribute to the transition of the forestry sector from sustained yield forestry to sustainable forest management.
Two key elements in this transition include: • Development of strategies and tools to promote ecological, ...

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