Can a "forest economy" be good for the forest? A new movement known as community-based forestry says yes. Also referred to as community forestry, CBF is dramatically different from most forest management practiced in the U.S., and increasing numbers of environmentalists are championing the cause. Land of the trees, and home of the brave. Photo: NPS. As the name implies, CBF encourages community members to get involved in forest management. The movement was started by local forest practitioners -- loggers, owners of small mills, private landowners, and community planners -- in collaboration with other stakeholders, such as environmental organizations and …
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Meg Daly is a freelance writer living in Portland, Ore. Her work has been published in the Oregonian, Oregon Humanities, Women's Review of Books, Tikkun, and other publications.