Supporting cooperative forest management among small-acreage lifestyle landowners in Southeast Queensland, Australia

Meadows, John, Herbohn, John and Emtage, Nick (2013) Supporting cooperative forest management among small-acreage lifestyle landowners in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Society and Natural Resources, 26 7: 745-761. doi:10.1080/08941920.2012.719586


Author Meadows, John
Herbohn, John
Emtage, Nick
Title Supporting cooperative forest management among small-acreage lifestyle landowners in Southeast Queensland, Australia
Journal name Society and Natural Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1920
1521-0723
Publication date 2013-07-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08941920.2012.719586
Volume 26
Issue 7
Start page 745
End page 761
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Effective landscape-level biodiversity conservation requires cooperative forest management across public and private-tenure boundaries. This study explores the potential for cooperative cross-boundary forest management among small-acreage lifestyle landholders in southeast Queensland using 17 in-depth qualitative case-study analyses. Landholders typically possessed mutual objectives concerning forest management, a sense of neighborly stewardship, and positive predispositions toward cooperative cross-boundary forest management. However, capacity, institutional, and neighbor-related barriers were limiting landholder interest and involvement. We find that peer-mentoring networks have a critical role to play in promoting and delivering programs that support cross-boundary forest management. Government should ideally play a background "out-of-sight" facilitator role. We also find the capacity for urbanizing rural landscapes to retain their natural values can be greatly enhanced by facilitating small-acreage landholder cooperation to maintain and restore their contiguous forests, mitigate wildfire hazards, and revegetate paddocks to buffer existing forests or create new fire-retardant forests.
Keyword Forest restoration
Neighbor-neighbor interaction
Peer-mentoring
Resource pooling
Rural-residential estate
Social capital
Urbanization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 29 November 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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