Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series: December 2013 – October 2014
The U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, National Forest Foundation, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University are excited to launch the Human-Side of Restoration Webinar Series. This series of six webinars will provide 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.
The webinars are free and open to the public. We encourage the participation of resource professionals, managers, cooperators, and partners interested in social and economic issues of environmental restoration. The Rocky Mountain Research Station will post webinar recordings on this website and publish written proceedings once the series has concluded.
Webinar Series Schedule (dates TBD and subject to change)
|December 10, 2013||Linking Ecological, Economic & Social Systems|
|February 4, 2014||Sticky Legal Issues Surrounding Restoration|
|March 4, 2014||USFS Engagement in Collaborative Implementation|
|May 2014||Values and perceptions|
|September 2014||Different ways of knowing|
|October 2014||The restoration economy|