Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest stakeholder attitudes and values: an annotated bibliography. 1999. Beckley, T.M.; Boxall, P.C.; Just, L.K.; Wellstead, A.M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report NOR-X-365.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11583

Language: English

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

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Understanding differences in stakeholder values is a critical first step in reducing conflict over natural resource management issues. Assessing and integrating stakeholder values into forest management and policy is a stated priority of most federal and provincial government agencies responsible for Canada's forests. The Natural Resources Canada document The 1998–2003 National Forest Strategy outlines several strategic directions for future action in forest management and policy. Some of these relate to specific stakeholder groups, such as industry and Aboriginal people. Other strategic directions relate to the local or national general public. Several disciplines within the social sciences have made significant contributions toward understanding various stakeholders motivations, aspirations, preference and values related to forest resources. This annotated bibliography summarizes some of these contributions, as well as some of the literature on mechanisms for incorporating stakeholders and stakeholders' values in forest policy and management processes.