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Introducing a framework for good and adaptive governance: an application to fire management planning in Canada's boreal forest
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2013 (English)In: Forestry Chronicle, ISSN 0015-7546, Vol. 89, no 5, 664-674 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Planning for and managing disturbances in protected areas requires governance arrangements that are both adaptive to changing conditions and effective in dealing with multiple challenges. This paper presents a framework composed of principles and criteria of good and adaptive governance that pays attention to inclusiveness, responsibility, fairness, strategic vision, performance orientation, and adaptiveness. The framework was empirically tested on fire management planning in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada, involving interactions between Parks Canada and Saskatchewan Environment. Our results suggest that while the principle of performance orientation was upheld, principles such as inclusiveness and adaptiveness were only partially supported. Additional testing beyond fire management planning can help determine the utility of the framework for other environmental management situations.

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Canadian Institute of Forestry , 2013. Vol. 89, no 5, 664-674 p.
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adaptive capacity, adaptive governance, adaptive management, climate change, disturbance, fire management, good governance, national parks, protected areas
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Forest Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83928DOI: 10.5558/tfc2013-119ISI: 000326735900025OAI: diva2:677898
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved

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