By Jonathan Kusel, Jill Belsky, Thomas Brendler, Sam Burns, Barb Cestero, Gerry Gray, Jonathan Lange, Peter Lavigne, Kimberly McDonald, Rebecca McLain, Mary Mitsos, Ann Moote, Tim Richard, Ellen Stein, Victoria Sturtevant

A set of reports approximately 13 groups within the usa of their efforts to guard and repair group forests. It explores the struggles and possibilities confronted by means of humans as they paintings to take a position in average capital, opposite many years of terrible wooded area practices, take on coverage gridlock, and handle group in addition to ecological health and wellbeing.

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Y. Watershed Forest Ad Hoc Task Force. 1996. Y. This Page Intentionally Left Blank CHAPTER 2 Against the Odds (RE)BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH FORESTRY ON THE HOOPA RESERVATION Mark Buker For millennia, the Hupa people have inhabited the ‘twelve-milesquare’’ that today is the Hoopa Reservation. This land, an hour inlandjom the Pacijc Ocean in northwestern California, is a mix offorested mountains and river bottoms that bears the scars of destructive Anglo timber harvest and other resource-extraction activities.

Thm b r m c n apresstd immcdiare conccrn abour thc Ciry Dcparrmcnr of Environmental Pmrccrioni (DEP's) I990 proposed warcrshcd rcgularions rhar Id to inrcnsivc. ycarlong ncgoriations virh the ciry and. ulrimarclv. recommendations 10 establish a w - p h a u wholc-farm planning program based on princip l a of volunrary participarion, financial inccnrivcs. IwaI lcadcrrhip. and b a r scientific undcrsranding of pllurion prmcnrion. Phase 1 r a r c d and dcmonsrrarcd whole-farm plmning on rcn farms bcrwccn 1992 and 1994 through a 54 million inmrmcnt by thc ciry.

The prognm rccognixs the imporunce of an initiative to acquirc agricultural casements in the Catskill and Delaware watersheds to funher protect environmentally sensitive lands and provide economic incentives to farmers. This initiative will be carried out in partnership with the Watershed A g n c u h r d Council. The city will grant a conservation casement on all propcrry it aquircs in fee to the State Dcpanment of Environmental Conservation to ensure that the property is undeveloped and held in perpetuity to protect the watershed and drinking water supply.

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