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Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series

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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.

Past Webinars

Date Webinar Presentations
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