The Frame Game

There is power in “framing” political discourse and policy development: Those who control the frame, control the content, the context, and more. In short, “He Who Sets the Frame Controls the Game”. What just happened in the NFMA Rule Development game? The comment period closed yesterday. The frame was set by rehashing experience in planning, …

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Adaptive Governance and Forest Planning

Army Officer at Nine Mile Camp, Mt. Baker National Forest, 1933, photo by W.L. Baker The more we look at the literature, the more evidence we find that our current NFMA management system doesn’t align with the current thinking about land use management.  We gravitate toward adaptive management, but we don’t quite grasp it yet. …

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