CFRF Working Bibliography on Community Forestry


Overview of Community Forestry


Arnold, J.E.M. 2001. Forests and People: 25 Years of Community Forestry. Rome: FAO.

Brosius, J. Peter, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Charles Zerner. 1998. Representing Communities: Histories and Politics of Community-Based Natural Resource Management. Society and Natural Resources 11:157-168.

Gray, Gerald J., Maia J. Enzer, and Jonathan Kusel. 2001. Understanding Community-based Forest Ecosystem Management: an Editorial Synthesis. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 12 (3/4):1-23.

Murphree, Marshall W. 1993. Communities as Resource Management Institutions. London: International Institute for Environment and Development.

. 2000. Community-Based Conservation -- The New Myth? Paper read at African Wildlife Management in the New Millennium, at Mweka, Tanzania.

Weber, Edward P. 2000. A New Vanguard for the Environment: Grass-Roots Ecosystem Management as a New Environmental Movement. Society and Natural Resources 13:237-259.

Wondolleck, Julia M., and Steven L. Yaffee. 2000. Chapter 1: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future. In Making Collaboration Work: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.


Case Studies


Danks, Cecilia. 1996/97. Developing Institutions for Community Forestry in Northern California. London: Overseas Development Institute.

. 2000. Community Forestry Initiatives for the creation of sustainable rural livelihoods: a case from North America. Unasylva 51 (3):53-63.


Ecological Sustainability


Ludwig, Donald, Ray Hilborn, and Carl Walters. 1993. Uncertainty, Resource Exploitation, and Conservation: Lessons from History. Science 260 (17):36.

Holling, C.S. 1993. Investing in Research for Sustainability. Ecological Applications 3 (4):552-555.


Community Stability and Community Well-Being


Kusel, Jonathan. 2001. Assessing Well-Being in Forest Dependent Communities. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 13 (1/2):359-384.

Machlis, Gary E., and Jo Ellen Force. 1988. Community Stability and Timber-Dependent Communities: Future Research. Rural Sociology 53 (2):220-234.

Waggener, T.R. 1977. Community Stability as a Forest Management Objective. Journal of Forestry 75:710-714.



Duane, Timothy P. 1997. Community Participation in Ecosystem Management. Ecology Law Quarterly 24 (4):771-797.


McCloskey, Michael. 1998. Local Communities and the Management of Public Forests. Symposium on Power, Politics, and Place: Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California.

Paulson, Deborah D. 1998. Collaborative Management of Public Rangeland in Wyoming: Lessons in Co-Management. The Professional Geographer 50 (3):301-315.

Wondolleck, Julia M., and Steven L. Yaffee. 2000. Chapter 13: Ensuring Accountability. In Making Collaboration Work: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Social Justice


Agarwal, Bina. 1994. Gender and Command Over Property: A Critical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy in South Asia. World Development 22 (10):1455-1478.

. 1997. Editorial: Re-sounding the Alert -- Gender, Resources and Community Action. World Development 25 (9):1373-1380.

Anthony, Carl. 1999. The National Park Service Needs a New Story. Conference on America's Parks--America's People: Breaking Barriers of Race and Diversity in Our National Parks.


Brown, Beverly A. 2001. Challenges Facing Community Forestry: The Role of Low-Income Forest Workers. In Bulletin 2. Wolf Creek, OR: Jefferson Center for Education and Research.

Romm, Jeff. 2002. The Coincidental Order of Environmental Injustice. In Justice and Natural Resources: Concepts, Strategies, and Applications, edited by K. M. Mutz, G. C. Bryner and D. S. Kenney. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.


The Discourse of Conflict


Dietz, Thomas, Paul C. Stern, and Robert W. Rycroft. 1989. Definitions of Conflict and the Legitimation of Resources: The Case of Environmental Risk. Sociological Forum 4 (1):47-70.

Fortmann, Louise. 1995. Talking Claims: Discursive Strategies in Contesting Property. World Development 23 (6):1053-1063.

Moore, Donald. 1994. Contesting Terrain in Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands: Political Ecology, Ethnography, and Peasant Resource Struggles. Economic Geography 70:380-401.