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Title: Social/economic/cultural components

Author: Winter, Patricia L.; Long, Jonathan W.; Charnley, Susan;

Date: 2014

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 497-499

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Previous chapters of this synthesis rely on multiple ecological disciplines to frame core aspects of a sustainable, resilient ecosystem. Approaching forest management in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range in a manner that promotes socioecological resilience and sustains important forest values requires consideration of not only the ecological, but also the social, economic, cultural, and institutional components of the ecosystem, using a systems approach (Higgins and Duane 2008). The term "socioecological system" has been widely used in scientific literature on resilience. Key ideas underpinning the concept of integrated socioecological systems are: interactions between biophysical and social factors; linkages across spatial, temporal, and organizational scales; regulation of the flow and use of critical resources that are natural, socioeconomic, and cultural; and continuous adaptation (Redman et al. 2004).

Keywords: ecological restoration, socioecological systems, ecosystem resilience, forest planning, fire management, altered fire regimes, wildfire, climate change, anthropogenic disturbance, invasive species, water resources, species of conservation concern, California

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Winter, P.L.; Long, J.W.; Charnley, S. 2014. Social/economic/cultural components. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 497-499.


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