Changing Roles- Emerging Issues: Forest Cooperatives
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Sep 27, 2010 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Scott Bagley Program Director, Center for Cooperative Forest Enterprises
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Fragmentation, parcelization, and conversion have produced substantial changes in many forested landscapes, making working forest conservation more difficult. An additional trend affecting forest conservation efforts has been an influx of newcomers, who have proven to be difficult for traditional extension and industry programs to reach. New messages and new messengers are key components of any strategy geared to reaching these new landowners. Forest cooperatives have emerged as those new messengers in many areas of the US, growing steadily and partnering with landowners to provide a suite of services and take care of tens of thousands of acres of forestlands.
This webinar session will:
• highlight examples of how cooperatives are bringing more landowners
into forestry, coordinating cross-boundary projects to enable treatment of
small-acreage parcels, and maintaining stewardship continuity across
• share information about the progress of a national roundtable of forest
cooperative leaders who are working together to share lessons learned.
• describe how cooperatives are facilitating peer-to-peer learning, assisting
landowners with climate change adaptation, and exploring ways to
sustainably aggregate biomass.
• describe how cooperatives and other conservation and natural resources
professionals can work together to conserve working forests and re-weave
forested landscapes parcel by parcel.
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