Putting the pieces together: Integration for forest landscape restoration implementation

Stephanie Mansourian , John Parrotta , Poorna Balaji , Imogen Bellwood‐Howard , Suhas Bhasme , R. Patrick Bixler , Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono , Rachel Carmenta , Theresa Jedd , Wil de Jong , Frank K. Lake , Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec , Melvin Lippe , Nitin D. Rai , Jeffrey Sayer , Kristina Van Dexter , Bhaskar Vira , Ingrid Visseren‐Hamakers , Carina Wyborn , Anastasia Yang


The concept of forest landscape restoration (FLR) is being widely adopted around the globe by governmental, non‐governmental agencies, and the private sector, all of whom see FLR as an approach that contributes to multiple global sustainability goals. Originally, FLR was designed with a clearly integrative dimension across sectors, stakeholders, space and time, and in particular across the natural and social sciences. Yet, in practice, this integration remains a challenge in many FLR efforts. Reflecting this lack of integration are the continued narrow sectoral and disciplinary approaches taken by forest restoration projects, often leading to marginalisation of the most vulnerable populations, including through land dispossessions. This article aims to assess what lessons can be learned from other associated fields of practice for FLR implementation. To do this, 35 scientists came together to review the key literature on these concepts to suggest relevant lessons and guidance for FLR. We explored the following large‐scale land use frameworks or approaches: land sparing/land sharing, the landscape approach, agroecology, and socio‐ecological systems. Also, to explore enabling conditions to promote integrated decision making, we reviewed the literature on understanding stakeholders and their motivations, tenure and property rights, polycentric governance, and integration of traditional and Western knowledge. We propose lessons and guidance for practitioners and policymakers on ways to improve integration in FLR planning and implementation. Our findings highlight the need for a change in decision‐making processes for FLR, better understanding of stakeholder motivations and objectives for FLR, and balancing planning with flexibility to enhance social–ecological resilience.
Author Stephanie Mansourian - University of Geneva
Stephanie Mansourian ,,
, John Parrotta - USDA Forest Service
John Parrotta,,
, Poorna Balaji - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Poorna Balaji,,
, Imogen Bellwood‐Howard - Institute of Development Studies
Imogen Bellwood‐Howard,,
, Suhas Bhasme - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Suhas Bhasme,,
, R. Patrick Bixler - University of Texas
R. Patrick Bixler,,
, Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono - University of British Columbia
Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono,,
, Rachel Carmenta - University of Cambridge (CAM)
Rachel Carmenta,,
, Theresa Jedd - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Theresa Jedd,,
, Wil de Jong - Kyoto University
Wil de Jong,,
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Journal seriesLand Degradation & Development, [Land Degradation and Development], ISSN 1085-3278, e-ISSN 1099-145X, (N/A 200 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishdrivers of deforestation, forest landscape restoration, integration of natural resource management, multi‐functional landscapes, traditional knowledge
ASJC Classification1111 Soil Science; 3303 Development; 2300 General Environmental Science; 2304 Environmental Chemistry
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ldr.3448
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 2.957; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.275 (2) - 2018=4.866 (5)
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