Canadian Forest Service Publications

Participation publique à la gestion forestière : résultats d'un sondage national auprès de comités consultatifs. 2006. Parkins, J.R.; Nadeau, S.; Hunt, L.M.; Sinclair, J.; Reed, M.G.; Wallace, S. Ressources naturelles Canada, Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie du Nord, Edmonton (Alberta). Rapport d'information NOR-X-409F. 74 p.

Year: 2006

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26659

Language: French

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

CFS Availability: PDF (download)

Abstract

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.

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Public participation in forest management (English)