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The Role of Communities in Stewardship Contracting - USDA FS
This report, The Role of Communities in Stewardship Contracting: FY 2012 Programmatic Monitoring Report to the USDA Forest Service, conveys findings and recommendations from the FY 2012 Programmatic Monitoring and Evaluation of the role of local communities in the development and implementation of stewardship contracts and agreements on the National Forest System and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. 
The Role of Communities in Stewardship Contracting - BLM
This report, The Role of Communities in Stewardship Contracting: FY 2012 Programmatic Monitoring Report to the USDOI BLM, conveys findings and recommendations from the FY 2012 Programmatic Monitoring and Evaluation of the role of local communities in the development and implementation of stewardship contracts and agreements on the National Forest System and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. 
Feasibility of Quantifying Returns from Forest Service Research and Development Programs
Acres managed, miles of riparian habitat restored, gallons of fresh water provided, populations of wildlife conserved – all are important metrics of natural resources management and will continue to be important measures defining programmatic impact. However, it is becoming increasingly necessary, during constrained budgetary times, staffing declines, and demands for science increasing to understand and communicate the value of research and development if a case is to be made to retain (or even expand) research and development budgets.
Pathways to Sustainability
Producers of wood pellets in the United States will need to meet or exceed sustainability standards set by the European Union and individual European countries to protect the health of forests, while accessing expanding export markets. The growing European demand for U.S. wood biomass requires buyers to demonstrate enhanced sustainability of North America's forest resources. Download PDF

Programmatic Monitoring of the Role Local Communities Play in Developing Stewardship Contracts: FY 2011
This programmatic monitoring report to the USDA Forest Service details: challenges in engaging stakeholders in stewardship contracting; successes in engaging communities in stewardship contracting; and the benefits perceived by participants in stewardship projects. Download PDF
Programmatic Monitoring of the Role Local Communities Play in Developing Stewardship Contracts: FY 2011
This programmatic monitoring report to the US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management details: challenges in engaging stakeholders in stewardship contracting; successes in engaging communities in stewardship contracting; and the benefits perceived by participants in stewardship projects. Download PDF
Pennsylvania's Forests: How they are changing and why we should care
Will Price and Eric Sprague .  January 2012.  Download PDF
Forest Sustainability in the Development of Wood Bioenergy in the U.S.
V. Alaric Sample, Brian Kittler, David Refkin, and Ann Marsh. Released in 2010. Download pdf
The Future of Wood Bioenergy in the United States: Defining Sustainability, Status, Trends and Outlooks for Regional Development
Advancing Sustainable Forest Management in the U.S.
Edited by V. Alaric Sample, Stephanie L. Kavanaugh, and Mary M. Snieckus. Released May 2006. Download pdf
Quick Guide to Opportunities for Collaboration in Land Management Planning at the Forest Service
Oregon Forestlands and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification: Reference Matrix for Final Report (Appendix 7.3)
Download file [PDF, 112 pages, pages 2-112 formatted for 11"x14" paper]
Northeast Forestry Protocols for Carbon Sequestration: Workshop Summary (February 2006)
Stewardship Contracting: A Summary of Lessons Learned from the Pilot Experience
This report summarizes the lessons learned over five years of the Institute's work on multiparty monitoring of community involvement in stewardship contracting. Download pdf.
Quick Guide to Collaboration and the NEPA Process
A Comparison of Guidelines for the Forest Stewardship Program and Other Standards of Sustainable Forest Management
Naureen Rana, August 2005 Download pdf
Sustainability in U.S. Forest Policy: Origins, Evolutions and Prospects
Big Fire Lessons Learned in the Bitterroot Valley
Guidebook: Forest Management Certification on Private Forestlands in the U.S.
Naureen Rana, Will Price and Nadine Block. Released December 2003.
For more information on certification projects, click here.
Community-based Ecosystem Restoration Workforce Development: A Discussion of National Policy Issues
Peter Kostishack. Released in May 2003. Download pdf

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