On May 18-22, 2015, the Rights and Resource Initiative (RRI), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the European Forest Institute have hold the fifth Rethinking Forest Regulations workshop in Missoula, Montana, United States.

Bringing together participants from 7 countries currently undergoing forest or tenure reforms (Cameroon, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Peru and the United States), 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 effective and innovative regulatory models that are inclusive of various stakeholders and respect individual and collective property rights. The study of the Montana cases was used to discuss and reflect more broadly on the issues related to forest governance and regulations in participating countries.



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