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This article lays out six propositions centering on a relationship between people-place connections and strategic behavior in natural resource politics. The first two propositions suggest a strong and direct connection between self-identity, place, and how individuals perceive and value the environment. The third, fourth, and fifth propositions tie together(More)
Community wildfire protection planning has become an important tool for engaging wildland-urban interface residents and other stakeholders in efforts to address their mutual concerns about wildland fire management, prioritize hazardous fuel reduction projects, and improve forest health. Drawing from 13 case studies from across the United States, this(More)
NOTICE This technical report does not necessarily represent final EPA decisions or positions. It is intended to present technical analysis of issues using data which are currently available. The purpose in the release of such reports is to facilitate the exchange of technical information and to inform the public of technical developments which may form the(More)
Community-based forestry represents an environmental governance strategy that promotes democratic practices, strengthens local livelihoods, and sustains forest ecosystems for the benefit of all community members. Much prior research has explored the necessary conditions for successful CBF operation. Less attention has been paid to how established CBF(More)
Analyses of public natural resource governance in the United States have traditionally been viewed as a principal-agent problem: the behavior of administrative bureaucracies to secure power and resources, and the structures, processes, and strategies to control and limit discretion of the administrative state by civil society. Over the past 20 years, the(More)
The wildland-urban interface (WUI), the area where human development encroaches on undeveloped land, is expanding throughout the western United States resulting in increased wildfire risk to homes and communities. Although census based mapping efforts have provided insights into the pattern of development and expansion of the WUI at regional and national(More)
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