Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Public Involvement Activities for SmartWood Certification Assessment of New York State Forest Lands, National Wildlife Federation

Tags: Facilitation, Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: National Wildlife Federation

Client Type: Non-profit

Year: 1998, 1999

Location: Vermont, New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. coordinated the design and implementation of public involvement needed in assessing the management of 700,000 acres of New York State multiple-use forest land for SmartWood certification. Activities included press releases, key informant interviews, design of a series of public meetings, facilitation of a technical advisory committee, and compilation of the final assessment report.