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Rapid Appraisal Research on Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention
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When: 12/9/2014
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Rapid Appraisal Research on Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention

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Title: Rapid Appraisal Research on Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention

What will you learn?
African American rural land ownership has declined significantly over the past 100 years, threatening critical family and community assets. The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, is seeking to address this problem through the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program. A team of social scientists recently completed baseline qualitative research in association with this program, entailing over 60 in-person interviews with African American forest owners at the pilot sites in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama. Results from this study provide insights into the history, current circumstances, and goals of African American land ownership and forest management. These insights will enhance understanding and inform outreach efforts, which we hope will accelerate an emerging trend for African American landow ners to return to forestry as a sound, land-based business strategy. learn more here...

John Schelhas, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Integrating Human and Natural Systems Research Work Unit

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Session Details:
Dec 9, 2014 2:00 pm US/Eastern Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm) Export Event To Calendar
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