Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest planning

A framework for recording Aboriginal resource and social values

Melanie K. Karjala, Erin E. Sherry, Stephen M Dewhurst

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Abstract

The Aboriginal Forest Planning Process (AFPP) was developed to integrate indigenous and western forest management approaches. The AFPP is a participatory decision-making tool designed to enhance co-management of the John Prince Research Forest (JPRF) in central interior British Columbia, Canada and to elicit goals, objectives, criteria, and indicators of sustainable forest management from the JPRFs Aboriginal partners. Analysis of community interview transcripts, traditional land use documentation, and secondary sources resulted in a three-stage approach to information elicitation, management, and application. Resource and social values, concerns, and traditional knowledge are summarized and compiled according to criteria themes and sub-themes. This condensed information is further divided into spatial, quantitative, and qualitative criteria and indicator categories. The AFPP was a useful method for developing forest management goals, objectives and criteria; however, further interviews were required to identify appropriate management indicators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
JournalForest Policy and Economics
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Canada
  • Criteria and indicators
  • First Nations
  • Indigenous people
  • John Prince Research Forest
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Traditional environmental knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest planning : A framework for recording Aboriginal resource and social values. / Karjala, Melanie K.; Sherry, Erin E.; Dewhurst, Stephen M.

In: Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 6, No. 2, 03.2004, p. 95-110.

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