Author(s): EGAN, DAVE
"Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration" takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. In twenty-six chapters written by experts from around the world, it provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimising human involvement in ecological restoration projects. This book delves into the often-neglected aspects of ecological restoration that ultimately make the difference between projects that are successfully executed and maintained with the support of informed, engaged communities, and those that are unable to advance past the conceptual stage due to misunderstandings or apathy. The lessons contained will be valuable to restoration veterans and novices alike, scholars and students in a range of fields, and individuals who care about restoring their local lands and waters.
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"Egan, Hjerpe, and Abrams offer the most comprehensive treatment of the human dimensions of ecological restoration to date. From the sychological, social, and cultural aspects of restoration to political, economic, and educational issues, its chapters describe successful restoration in a world dominated by humans. This book will contribute to theory and application and belongs on the bookshelf of scholars, students, and practitioners alike."--Paul H. Gobster"Research Social Scientist, US Forest Service" (08/23/2011)
Dave Egan has been involved in ecological restoration for twenty-five years, including editing the journal Ecological Restoration and editing The Historical Ecology Handbook. Evan E. Hjerpe, Ph.D., works for The Wilderness Society in Anchorage, Alaska, as an ecological economist with an emphasis on forest management. Jesse Abrams, Ph.D., is a natural resource sociologist with expertise in collaborative and community-based restoration activities.