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Forestry in urban and urbanizing areas of the United States; connecting people with forest in the 21st century

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2000

Publication

In: Baskaran, Krishnapillay, et al., eds. Forests and society: the role of research: sub-plenary sessions vol. 1: 21st IUFRO World congress; 2000 August 7-12; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [Vienna, Austria: International Union of Forest Research Organizations]: 629-637.

Abstract

Resource managers worldwide face challenges in responding to expanding urbanization and its effects on forest resources. These challenges can be met head on if managers work toward: (1) comprehensive management of forest resources in urban and urbanizing areas, and (2)connection of urban people with forests and their management. Opportunities exist for accomplishing both of these goals through involvement of a broad spectrum of urban residents and organizations in collaborative management of forest resources in urban and urbanizing areas. Comprehensive and adaptive management of forests in urban and urbanizing areas is outlined, and efforts to involve individuals and groups in that management are discussed with examples from the Chicago, Illinois, area. Involving urban citizens in resource management can have implications for forest resource management across the urban to wilderness landscape.

Citation

Dwyer, John F.; Childs, Gina M.; Nowak, David J. 2000. Forestry in urban and urbanizing areas of the United States; connecting people with forest in the 21st century. In: Baskaran, Krishnapillay, et al., eds. Forests and society: the role of research: sub-plenary sessions vol. 1: 21st IUFRO World congress; 2000 August 7-12; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [Vienna, Austria: International Union of Forest Research Organizations]: 629-637.

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