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dc.contributor.authorGayton, D.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:11:00Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier1545
dc.identifier.citationBC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 3(1): 1-5
dc.identifier.issn1488-4666
dc.identifier.other1545_Salamanders_vs_the_Simpsons.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66451
dc.description.abstractPublic concern for the environment and endangered species is growing. Canadian society has a more involved relationship with nature and natural resources than we did 50, or even 25 years ago. Ironically, this explosion of ecological awareness comes precisely at a time when governments at all levels are scaling back on their involvement in monitoring the environment. Monitoring programs funded through incremental or non-base budgets, combined with the steady pace of government ministry reorganizations, often result in short-term, fragmented, and ineffective government ecological monitoring. In a new phenomenon known as community-based ecosystem monitoring (CBEM), citizen groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), and individual citizens monitor a local species, ecosystem, or ecosystem process. CBEM can be viewed as government downloading of costs or as an historic taking-back of social responsibility. Benefits of CBEM include data acquisition, increased public awareness of nature and ecosystems, and opportunities for environmentalists to see decision-making first-hand. British Columbia is fertile ground for CBEM in that it has a well-developed NGO community, a stunning variety of ecological and natural resource issues, and a government that is currently downsizing its "dirt ministries." CBEM has a long-established precedent in the First Nations tradition of close and daily observation of nature.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherKamloops, BC: FORREX-Forest Research Extension Partnership
dc.relation.urihttp://www.forrex.org/publications/jem/ISS15/vol3_no1_art1.pdf
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEcosystem management
dc.subjectBiological assessment
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectTemperate zones
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectBest management practices
dc.subjectForest management
dc.subjectBiological indicators
dc.subjectForest ecosystems
dc.subjectSustainable forestry
dc.subjectConservation
dc.subjectForestry
dc.subjectForests
dc.subjectResource management tools
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.titleSalamanders vs. the Simpsons: Community-based ecosystem monitoring
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2003 FORREX Forest Research Extension Partnershipen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
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