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Forest planning and public participation: a possible methodological approach

MG Cantiani   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 72-82 (2012)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0602-009
Published: Apr 12, 2012 - Copyright © 2012 SISEF

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Today public participation is considered to be an important element of forest planning. This paper illustrates a methodological proposal for integrating public participation in forest planning on a landscape scale. In order to present the conceptual context in which the proposal was elaborated and to make clear the reasons behind the current move towards public participation, I make an analysis of the significance, role and characteristics of participation in the management of natural resources based on experiences of the last decades as documented in international literature.

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Forest planning, Public participation, Conflict management, Forest landscape management planning.

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MG Cantiani
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento. Via di Mesiano 77. I-38123 Trento (Italy)

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Cantiani MG (2012). Forest planning and public participation: a possible methodological approach. iForest 5: 72-82. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0602-009

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Marco Borghetti

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Received: Jul 07, 2011
Accepted: Nov 20, 2011

First online: Apr 12, 2012
Publication Date: Apr 30, 2012
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