Community-based Forestry Survey
The US Endowment for Forestry and Communities is looking for information about community-based forestry. If you’re involved in this kind of work, I hope you’ll take a moment to fill in their survey.
What is community-based forestry? The overview document defines it as “the practice of developing locally appropriate, collaborative initiatives to create and sustain healthy working forests that generate value streams and benefits that support all members of healthy, forest-reliant communities.”
Does that sound like you or your group? If so, here’s more info on the survey, forwarded from the Endowment:
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities needs to know what you know about community-based forestry (CBF). They need to know what works and why.
Your information is essential and will help the Endowment identify opportunities to advance community-based forestry through their foundation grant-making program. In addition this information will provide many opportunities for funders and other interested organizations to advance the CBF field. Please encourage other CBF initiatives to take this survey as this information is vital for capturing all CBF activity on a national level.
Every organization that completes out this survey will be entered into a Participation Award drawing for $1000. The drawing will be on May 15, 2008.
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) was established in 2006 to work collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. As a first step, the Endowment has contracted with the Consortium for Community Forestry to compile information about CBF initiatives around the U.S.
Thank you on behalf of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. Please click here to complete the survey.