On September 12-16, 2011, MegaFlorestais, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service International Programs and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), hosted the second Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders seminar. It gathered 18 forest leaders from 8 forest ministries (Brazil, Canada, China, DRC, Indonesia, Peru, Russia, and the United States), 7 respected scholars and practitioners from the U.S., Nepal and China, and representatives of the co-organizers.
The purpose of this seminar was to help develop the next generation of public forest agency leaders, and to prepare them to deal with the increasingly complex challenges on forest landscape management. By engaging these various forestry actors in frank and open small-group discussions, the seminar helped paved the way for stronger collaboration among these new leaders and to go forth with a better understanding of global issues.
- Synopsis (including the agenda and list of participants)
- Forest Agencies in Transition – Andy White, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Act – Daniel Jirón, U.S. Forest Service
- Forest Industry in Transition: Role of SMFEs – Andy White, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Tribal Communities and Natural Resources – Fred Clark, U.S. Forest Service
- Forest Tenure Reform: Considerations for design and implementation – Jeffrey Hatcher, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Forests and Climate Change: Implications for Forest Agencies – Jeffrey Hatcher, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Global Trends in Forest Ownership and Governance: Changing Roles of the State and the Community – Arvind Khare, Rights and Resources Initiative
- State Trust Land Management and Forest Regulation in Montana – Bob Harrington, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
- The Forest Sector in Transition: An Economic Perspective – Don Roberts, CIBC World Markets, Inc.
- US Forest Service Policy Innovations – Daniel Jirón, U.S. Forest Service