Canadian Forest Service Publications
Public participation in forest management: results from a national survey of advisory committees. 2006. Parkins, J.R.; Nadeau, S.; Hunt, L.M.; Sinclair, J.; Reed, M.G.; Wallace, S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report NOR-X-409E. 74 p.
Available from: Northern Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 26570
This report provides a national overview of public advisory committees in the forest sector. Descriptive statistics were tabulated for two surveys: one directed to the chairs of advisory committees (n = 101), and the other to the advisory committee members (n = 1079). The study provides insight into public representation, the values of committee members, the role and functioning of advisory committees, and general levels of satisfaction with committee processes. Although there are many regional variations, the results reported here suggest that committee members are generally satisfied with their experiences with these advisory committees. Ongoing challenges for many committees, identified by respondents, include the provision of timely and diverse sources of information, adequate public representation (especially Aboriginal involvement), and group processes associated with consensus building and decision making. The report concludes with suggestions aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of advisory committees in the forest sector.
Also available under the title:
Participation publique à la gestion forestière : résultats d'un sondage national auprès de comités consultatifs (French)