On July 22-26th, 2013, the Rights and Resource Initiative (RRI), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, held the fourth Rethinking Forest Regulations in Missoula, Montana, United States. Bringing together participants from eight countries currently undergoing forest or tenure reforms (Burkina Faso, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, and Senegal), the workshop served to better prepare and inform forest agency officials and civil society representatives in meeting the challenges of forest regulations.
It exposed participants to an effective and innovative regulatory model that is inclusive of various stakeholders and respects individual and collective property rights. Moreover, it promoted information sharing among the participants through frank and open dialogue. In small groups, participants discussed the broader challenges confronting forest agencies.
- Agenda and List of Participants (English | Français | Español)
- Biographies (English | Français | Español)
- Synopsis (English | Français | Español)
- Map of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
- Augusta Molnar – Rethinking Forest Regulations: Overview and Introduction (English | Français | Español)
- Dale Bosworth – The Role of Federal Forest Land in the United States (English | Français | Español)
- Tony Tooke – USDA Forest Service: New 2012 Planning Rule
- Bob Harrington – History of Forest Tenure and Regulations in Montana
- Paul Delong – Rethinking Regulations in Wisconsin