The Social team is responsible for studying the relationships of society to forests, and integrating social values into forest management. Society places diverse (and often conflicting) demands on forests and these frequently dominate management decisions. The challenge is to ensure that social objectives are identified and included in decision making and that these objectives are sustainable within biological, ecological, economic and climatic confines. The team is responsible for undergraduate teaching in the Natural Resources Conservation program, the Forest Resources Management program, the Landscape Architecture program, and for the graduate Forest & Society Program. Members of this team are also active in developing visualization methods, assessing landscape perceptions, and coordinating with GIS/remote sensing in the CALP/IRS studio.
Ecological Restoration, Invasive Species
Ecology, Land Investment
Associated Research Links
Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
First Nations Research, Faculty of Forestry
Geomatics at the University of B.C.
Landscape Architecture Program
Institute for Computing, Information Systems
Design Centre For Sustainability
Stewart Cohen, Environment Canada
Patrick Matakala, WWF, Zambia
Howie Harshaw, Research Associate
David Flanders, DPI Territorial Consulting
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