Social and Economic Monitoring
Collaborative, landscape-scale forest management is a relatively new paradigm for the Forest Service and their stakeholders. Therefore, our social monitoring focuses on tracking the attitudes towards management activities conducted under the CFLR program and towards the collaborative process.
Two of the expected benefits of accelerated forest restoration under CFLRP are local job creation and a reduction in wildfire management costs. Therefore, economic monitoring focuses on tracking job creation, impacts on local businesses, contract attributes, and treatment costs and benefits.
Current monitoring projects:
- Local contract capture from the CFLRP program, subcontracting trends, and attributes of those contracts - Project Summary, Summary figures 2010-2011
- Contractor interviews
- Survey to gauge local attitudes toward CFLRP activities and the collaborative process - Project Summary
- Fire manager interviews - Project Summary
- Treatments for Restoration Economic Analysis Tool (TREAT)
- Fire Program Cost Savings (R-CAT tool) - Project Summary