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Title: The Canadian 'Model Forest' approach: A Way Forward for Tasmania
Contributor(s): Gray, Mathew (author); Wolfenden, John (author)
Publication Date: 2003
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Forest policy and forestry management in Tasmania have undergone a number of changes in the last thirty years, many explicitly aimed at improving industry sustainability, job security, and forest biodiversity conservation. Yet forestry remains a contentious issue in Tasmania, due to a number of interacting factors, most significant of which is the prevalence of a 'command and control' governance approach by policymakers and managers. New approaches such as multiple-stakeholder decision-making, adaptive management, and direct public participation in policymaking are needed. Such an approach has been attempted in Canada in the last decade, through the Canadian Model Forest Program and may be suitable for Tasmania. This article seeks to describe what the Canadian Model Forest approach is, how it may be implemented in Tasmania, and what role it may play in the shift to a new forestry paradigm. Until such a paradigm shift occurs contentions and confrontations are likely to continue.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 11(1), p. 55-64
Publisher: Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1448-6563
Field of Research (FOR): 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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