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Public participation in community forests : the Ontario community forest pilot projects / by Florence Wanjira Chege.

dc.contributor.advisorDuinker, Peter N.
dc.contributor.authorChege, Florence Wanjira
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T19:24:15Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T19:24:15Z
dc.date.created1994
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/1695
dc.description.abstractLevels of public participation in the management of a community forest (CF) depend on the CF’s goals and the subsequent decision-making structure that the community adopts. To evaluate the hypothesis that the Ontario community forest pilot projects (CFPPs) provide enhanced means for public participation, a comparative analysis was undertaken involving a detailed description of decision-making structures of the CFPPs and those of five additional contemporary forest management arrangements. The study methods involved: personal interviews with each CFPP’s organizing body, the general public at each CFPP, and management personnel at the five cases; and a comprehensive compilation of decision-making structures of all cases based on their documentation. Results of the study indicate that the CFPPs have developed an elaborate public participation infrastructure that presents the public with more avenues for participation than any of the other cases included in the study. Recommendations are made on procedures of public participation in community forest decision-making as well as suggested criteria for evaluating what is successful public participation in a community forest.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectCommunity forests
dc.subjectPublic participation
dc.subjectDecision-making
dc.subjectForest management
dc.titlePublic participation in community forests : the Ontario community forest pilot projects / by Florence Wanjira Chege.
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplineForestry and the Forest Environment
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University
dc.contributor.committeememberNaysmith, J.
dc.contributor.committeememberSouthcott, C.


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