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: