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000010251 245__ $$aOptimal Forest Strategies for Addressing Tradeoffs and Uncertainty in Economic Development under Old-Growth Constraints
000010251 260__ $$c2007
000010251 269__ $$a2007
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000010251 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000010251 446__ $$aEnglish
000010251 490__ $$aSelected Paper 174473
000010251 520__ $$aIn Canada, governments have historically promoted economic development in rural regions by promoting exploitation of natural resources, particularly forests. Forest resources are an economic development driver in many of the more than 80% of native communities located in forest regions. But forests also provide aboriginal people with cultural and spiritual values, and non-timber forest amenities (e.g., biodiversity, wildlife harvests for meat and fur, etc.), that are incompatible with timber exploitation. Some cultural and other amenities can only be satisfied by maintaining a certain amount of timber in an old-growth state. In that case, resource constraints might be too onerous to satisfy development needs. We employ compromise programming and fuzzy programming to identify forest management strategies that best compromise between development and other objectives, applying our models to an aboriginal community in northern Alberta. In addition to describing how mathematical programming techniques can be applied to regional development and forest management, we conclude from the analysis that no management strategy is able to satisfy all of the technical, environmental and social/cultural constraints and, at the same time, offer aboriginal peoples forest-based economic development. Nonetheless, we demonstrate that extant forest management policies can be improved upon.
000010251 650__ $$aInternational Development
000010251 650__ $$aResource /Energy Economics and Policy
000010251 6531_ $$aforest-dependent aboriginal communities
000010251 6531_ $$aboreal forest
000010251 6531_ $$acompromise and fuzzy programming
000010251 6531_ $$asustainability and uncertainty
000010251 700__ $$aKrcmar, Emina
000010251 700__ $$aEagle, Alison J.
000010251 700__ $$avan Kooten, G. Cornelis
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000010251 982__ $$gCanadian Agricultural Economics Society>Annual Meeting, 2007, July 29-August 1, Portland, Oregon
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