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How to maintain domesticity of usages in small rural forests? Lessons from forest management continuity through a french case study

Sourdril, Anne and Andrieu, Émilie and Cabanettes, Alain and Elyakime, Bernard and Ladet, Sylvie How to maintain domesticity of usages in small rural forests? Lessons from forest management continuity through a french case study. (2012) Ecology and Society, 17 (2). 1-6. ISSN 1708-3087

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04746-170206


The management of small private forests in the Western World has been under threat owing to rural and agricultural transformations since the Second World War. The actions put in place to preserve those forests are hard to implement because the forests are managed essentially in an unofficial way that is not clearly understood. Through multidisciplinary approaches, our aims were to understand local forest management processes, to assess the continuities and discontinuities of usages and practices in the Coteaux de Gascogne area of France, and to propose guidelines for future forest management. Forest management is shaped by a traditional but unrecognized social system called the house-centered system, which has contributed to a high degree of domesticity and diversity in forestry practices in this area. If forest management guidelines are to be effective, any guidelines put in place should take into account the roots of the traditional management system and attempt to comply with local social organizations. This is a major challenge regarding the long-term preservation of small private forests.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Resilience Alliance editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Ecology and Society website : http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol17/iss2/art6//journal/00406031
ProdINRA Id:51161
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (FRANCE)
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