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Title: Sustaining the land, people, and economy of the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute

Author: Starr, Lynn; McIver, James; Quigley, Thomas M.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 125-128

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Description: The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute approaches issues by deciding if a critical issue is one of information needs or of differing values. If a values issue, we arrange local forums for discussion; if an information issue, we disseminate available information, or undertake research projects as appropriate. One issue we have researched involving both values and information needs is fuel reduction. Through an adaptive management cycle of treatment, evaluation, and refinement, we have brought new understanding to management options for fuel treatment efforts and the ecological and economic results. A survey on acceptance of fuel reduction methods allowed integration of social, ecological, and economic factors, an essential feature of ecosystem management.

Keywords: ecosystem management, forest succession, social sciences, Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute

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Starr, Lynn; McIver, James; Quigley, Thomas M. 2000. Sustaining the land, people, and economy of the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 125-128

 


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