Pathways and challenges to reinventing forestry in Newfoundland

Kelly, Erin (2012) Pathways and challenges to reinventing forestry in Newfoundland. Working Paper. Environmental Policy Institute.

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This paper outlines the forest policy and decision-making framework in Newfoundland, including the history of the forest industry, and changing tenure arrangements, legislation, social values, labour markets, and forest conditions. Notably, forest policy objectives have shifted from a narrow focus on wood fibre growth and extraction to policies embodying a more diverse suite of objectives, including ecosystem-based management and inclusive public participation. The central questions of this paper revolve around the responses of forest managers and decisionmakers to this dynamic context: What is the current forest policy framework, and how (and why) has this changed over time? How does forest management and decision-making align with forest policy, and what are implications of gaps? Who is making decisions about forests and forestry in Newfoundland, who is benefiting from these decisions, and who is excluded?

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Item ID: 285
Keywords: Forest policy, Forest management, Public participation, Ecosystem-based management, Pulp and paper
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: 30 May 2012
Date Type: Publication
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