Issue 40 (May 2018)
The American West after the Timber WarsDisputes between the timber industry, public forest land managers, federal and state regulatory agencies, and environmental groups from the 1980s through the early 2000s resulted in polarization and distrust across forest communities of the American West. These ‘Timber Wars’ centered on the conservation of old-growth forests and biodiversity, and the declining socio-economic status of many timber-dependent communities. The disputes were complex, with arguments over values, identity, and environmental governance. They involved legal, cultural, discursive, and at times violent battles between adversaries. For this issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR), we explore the dynamics of the post-Timber War American West and how communities and stakeholders have forged ways to diversify their economies and have, often collaboratively, worked to find compromise and face newly-emerging challenges of forest land management.
Introduction to HJSR Special Issue 40: The American West after the Timber Wars
Erin C. Kelly and Yvonne Everett
Timber Wars and Aftermath in Northwest Coastal California
Finding Solutions through Politics: One View from Inside the Timber Wars
Erin C. Kelly and Andrea Tuttle
Stewardship Contracting in the Siuslaw National Forest
Shiloh Sundstrom and Johnny Sundstrom
Social-Ecological Change, Resilience, and Adaptive Capacity in the McKenzie River Valley, Oregon
Timothy B. Inman, Hannah Gosnell, Denise H. Lach, and Kailey Kornhauser
Bushler Bay and Hood View, 40 Years on: Gender, Forests and Change in the Global North
Carol Jean Pierce Colfer
From Conflict to Collaboration: Exploring Influences on Community Well-Being
Leana M. Weissberg, Jonathan P. Kusel, and Kyle A. Rodgers
Who’s in Charge? The Role of Power in Collaborative Governance and Forest Management.
Patricia B. Orth and Antony S. Cheng
Making and Breaking Trust in Forest Collaborative Groups
Emily Jane Davis, Lee K. Cerveny, Donald R. Ulrich, and Meagan L. Nuss
- Marisol Cortes-Rincon
- Department of Anthropology
- Nicholas Perdue, Ph.D.
- Department of Geography
- Samantha Silver