Citizen Issues and Opportunities Related to Bureau of Land Management Activities in the Farmington District Office, 2001

Highlights: A social assessment of interests and issues in a disruptive setting with high frustration among residents regarding oil and gas development in the area. Strong cultural support for the industry as it improved the standard of living in the region over several decades but impacts were not being addressed. …

Using Social Ecology to Meet the Productive Harmony Intent of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 2001

(Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 7, Issue 3, Spring, 2001) Kevin Preister, James A. Kent Abstract: In this paper, we explore the concept of productive harmony, contained in Section 101 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)1 , showing how the term can be conceived and …

The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker as an Asset: Creating Community Benefits from Habitat Restoration, 2000

Highlights: Work supported by U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. To expand its training capacity, Ft. Bragg had to improve habitat for the threatened red-cockaded woodpecker. Two strong social interests provided links to …

The Page Creek Community Forestry Plan, 2014

Highlights: Residents developed community forestry approaches to Forest Service lands, creating a small pole woodlot on one unit and additional fire breaks on another unit to augment fire breaks done on private lands. Optimism has grown in the community that the Forest Service can be a reliable partner. The social …

Cultural Attachment: Assessment of Impacts to Living Culture, 1995

Highlights: In a┬áreview of environmental effects for a proposed powerline, the Forest Service determined that “cultural attachment” was an issue of “community significance.” Cultural attachment is the cumulative effect over time of a collection of traditions, attitudes, practices, and stories that tie a person to the land, to physical place, …