Interim Report of the Science Forum Now Available

An interim report of the Science Forum is now available on the Forest Service planning rule website.  The 12 pages of bullet statements were prepared by the consultant Booz Allen Hamilton.  The planning rule website also says that powerpoint presentations of panelists will soon be posted, and an official full summary report from the consultant will be posted in …

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Science Forum Panel 5: Bringing it All Together

  The last panel at the Science Forum talked about the latest thinking in how to do planning, bringing together the information from the first four panels. Clare Ryan from the University of Washington spoke about policy design and implementation, especially best science. (slides pdf)  When thinking about policy, we think about policy goals contained in the policy …

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Science Forum Panel 4: Social, Cultural and Economic Sustainability

  The fourth panel at the science forum talked about the social, culural and economic dimensions of planning. Mike Dockry, a Forest Service liason with the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin, began by describing the difficulties in defining sustainability. (slides pdf) After decades of discussions, there is still disagreement across disciplines, perceptions and experience, …

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A Great Big Shout-Out for the Science Forum

Here’s a great big thank you to all the people who helped organize the Science Forum. We know that there was a great deal of work, planning, effort and all that. Seems to me that it went very smoothly and we got what we wanted- a knowledge of the science underpinnings on which a rule …

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