About the Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series
The U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, National Forest Foundation, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University launched the Human-Side of Restoration Webinar Series. This series of six webinars provided a forum for managers and social scientists to share their insights and experiences with the “human side” of restoration, including the interface among ecological restoration, human communities, and individual values, public opinions, and social structures.
About the Series
Ecological restoration is a value-laden endeavor; Nature has no intrinsic concept of “healthy” ecosystems. Managers, researchers, and the public must define the goals of restoration projects, prioritize values at risk, and determine relevant temporal and spatial scales. Defining desired (or undesirable) future conditions for ecosystems raises ethical and social questions—desired by who and for who? –making it necessary that natural resource managers appreciate the human side of restoration. Read our concept paper for more information on the background and objectives of this series.
For additional information, or to share comments and ideas, please contact Jan Engert, RMRS Assistant Station Director.
|December 10, 2013||Linking Ecological, Economic & Social Systems|
|February 4, 2014||Sticky Legal Issues Surrounding Restoration|
|March 4, 2014||USFS Engagement in Collaborative Implementation: Lessons from CFLRP and Beyond|
|May 20, 2014||Learning to Understand Each Other: Values & Perceptions of Ecosystem Restoration|
|November 6, 2014||Ecological Restoration For All: Environmental Justice in Planning and Implementation|
|December 4, 2014||The Restoration Economy: Cost-benefit Analyses and Payments for Ecosystem Services|
|March 12, 2015||Learning from our Ancestors: Combining Ancient Knowledge Systems & Modern Science to Achieve Restoration|