The Fire Learning Network: a promising conservation strategy for forestry
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): B. E. Goldstein; W. H. Butler; R. B. Hull
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

  • collaboration
  • community of practice
  • conservation
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • ecosystem management
  • fire management
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • land management
  • learning network
  • The Nature Conservancy
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 48764
Tall Timbers Record Number: 24972
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Conservation Learning Networks (UN) are an emerging conservation strategy for addressing complex resource management challenges that face the forestry profession. The US Fire Learning Network (FLN) is a successful example of a CLN that operates on a national scale. Developed in 2001 as a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service, and land-management agencies of the US Department of the Interior, the FLN has solicited the participation of fire professionals from more than 600 partner organizations to collaboratively design and implement ecological fire restoration strategies. Our review of the FLN provides evidence of the network's ability to improve conservation practices, points to its potential to transform and empower fire management practices and institutions on a national scale, and illustrates the utility of CLNs for other natural resource management challenges. © 2010 by the Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Goldstein, B. E., W. H. Butler, and R. B. Hull. 2010. The Fire Learning Network: a promising conservation strategy for forestry. Journal of Forestry, v. 108, no. 3, p. 120-125.