PRIVATE FORESTS IN SOCIETY
Fall, 2001 Schedule and Readings
Dr. John Bliss, Department of Forest Resources,
203 Peavy Hall
Office hours by appointment
READINGS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK* MUST BE READ PRIOR TO THE CLASS PERIOD IN WHICH THEY ARE LISTED. Other readings are recommended.
|TU 25||Course Introduction,
Purpose, and Process
What's a Tree Farmer?
|TH 27||Land Tenure as an Organizing Concept|
C. 1993. Ownership: A review. Rural Sociology 58(4):532-547.
*Geisler, Charles. 2000. Property pluralism. P. 65-87 in Charles Geisler and Gail Daneker,
eds., 2000, Property and values: Alternatives to public and private ownership.
Washington DC: Island Press. 300p.
*Singer, Joseph William. 2000. Property and social relations: From title to entitlement. P. 3-
20 in Charles Geisler and Gail Daneker, eds., 2000, Property and values: Alternatives
to public and private ownership. Washington DC: Island Press. 300p.
|TU 2||Case Study Development|
Peggy. 1990. Qualitative methods in rural studies: Basic principles. Rural
Sociologist, Spring, 1990. p. 3-14.
*Bliss, John C. 1999. Understanding people in the landscape: Social research applications for
ecological stewardship. p. 43-57.
*Fitchen, Janet M. 1990. How do you know what to ask if you haven't listened first? Using
anthropological methods to prepare for survey research. Rural sociologist, Spring,
1990. p. 15-22.
*Robson, Colin. 1993. Real world research. Oxford: Blackwell. Chapter 3, General design
issues, p. 38 - 76.
Yin, Robert. 1988. Case study research: Design and methods. Newbury Park, CA: Sage
Publications. (In library).
Hoopes, James. 1979. Oral history: An introduction for students. Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press. 155p. (In library).
|TH 4||Land Tenure, continued|
L. 1995. Bonanza! The unasked questions: Domestic land tenure through
international lenses. Pages 3-19 in H. Jacobs, ed. Who Owns America? Social Conflict
over Property Rights. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
*Bruce, John W., and Louise Fortmann. 1992. Property and forestry. P. 471 - 496 in Peter N.
Nemetz, ed., Emerging issues in Forest Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1992. 573 p.
|TU 9||Changing Tenure Patterns|
Andrew F., and A. E. Luloff. 2000. The exurbanization of America's forests:
rural social science. Journal of Forestry 98(3):
*Sampson, Neil, and Lester DeCoster. 2000. Forest fragmentation: Implications for
sustainable private forests. Journal of Forestry 98(3):4-8.
*Johnson, K.M. and C.K. Beale. 1998. The rural rebound. The Wilson Quarterly. 22(2): 16(12).
*McCool, S. and L. Kruger. In preparation. Human migration and natural resources:
Implications for land managers and challenges for researchers. Submitted to Western
Journal of Applied Forestry.
Changing Tenure Patterns, continued
M. 1998. Unequal shares: Forest land concentration and well-being in rural
Unpublished Masters Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. 87 p.
*Stanfield, B. J., J.C. Bliss, and T.A. Spies. In press. Land Ownership and landscape
structure: A spatial analysis of 66 Oregon Coast Range watersheds. Landscape
*Bliss, J. C., M. L. Sisock, and T. W. Birch. 1998. Ownership matters: Forestland
concentration in rural Alabama. Society and Natural Resources 11:401-410.
|TU 16||Private Forests in Mixed-Tenure Landscapes|
C., and B. Bedford. 1998. Ecosystem management: Who's entitled? Pages
H. Jacobs, ed. Who Owns America? Social Conflict over Property Rights. Madison, WI:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
*Yaffee, Steven L. 1996. Ecosystem management in practice: The importance of human
institutions. Ecological Applications 6(3):724-727.
*Cortner, H. , and M. Moote. 1999. The politics of ecosystem management. Covelo, CA:Island
Press. Chapters 3 (The Paradigm Shift) and 4 (Policy Paradoxes) p. 37-72.
|TH 18||Cross-Boundary Cooperation|
M. 1998. Social dimensions of boundaries: Balancing cooperation and self-interest.
Pages 65-87 In R. Knight and P. Landres, eds., Stewardship Across Boundaries.
Washington DC: Island Press. 369 p.
*Coggins, George Cameron. 1998. Of Californicators, Quislings, and Crazies: Some perils of
devolved collaboration. Chronicle of Community 2(2): 27-32.
*Rickenbach, M.G. and J.C. Bliss. In preparation. The geography of social capital: Spatial
distribution and participation in Oregon's Watershed Councils.
*Bergmann, S. and J.C. Bliss. In preparation. Foundations of cross-boundary cooperation:
Fire management at the public-private interface. Corvallis, Oregon.
Brunson, M., D. Yarrow, S. Roberts, D. Guynn, and M. Kuhns. 1996. Nonindustrial private
forest owners and ecosystem management: Can they work together? Journal of
Yaffee, S. 1998. Cooperation: A strategy for achieving stewardship across boundaries. Pages
299-325 In R. Knight and P. Landres, eds., Stewardship Across Boundaries.
Washington DC: Island Press. 369 p
Meine, C. 1998. The continent indissoluble. Pages 325-337 In R. Knight and P. Landres, eds.,
Stewardship Across Boundaries. Washington DC: Island Press. 369 p.
|TU 23||Cultural Perspectives on Nonindustrial Private Forests|
John C., and A. Jeff Martin. 1989. Identifying NIPF management motivations
qualitative methods. Forest Science 35(2):601-622.
*Bliss, John C. 1992. Evidence of ethnicity: Management styles of forest owners in Wisconsin.
Journal of Forest and Conservation History 36(2):63-72.
*Hinrichs, Clare C. 1998. Sideline and lifeline: The cultural economy of maple syrup
production. Rural Sociology 63(4): 507-532.
|TH 25||Tenure Rights
CASE STUDY OUTLINE DUE
John H. 1987. When does the regulation of private forest land become taking?
Natural Resources Journal 5(2): 15-21.
*Bromley, D. 1998. Rousseau's revenge: The demise of the freehold estate. Pages 19-28 in H.
Jacobs, ed. Who Owns America? Social Conflict over Property Rights. Madison, WI:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.
*Ellefson, P. A. Cheng, and R. Moulton. 1997. Regulatory programs and private forestry: State
government actions to direct the use and management of forest ecosystems. Society
and Natural Resources 10(2):195-209.
*Runge, C. Ford, M. T. Duclos, J.S. Adams, B. Goodwin, J.A. Martin, R.D. Squires, and A. E.
Ingerson. 2000. Public sector contributions to private land value. P. 41-62 in Charles
Geisler and Gail Daneker, eds., 2000, Property and values: Alternatives to public and
private ownership. Washington DC: Island Press. 300p.
|TU 30||Tenure Rights and Regulations: The Oregon "Takings" Initiative|
A., and P. Adams. 1997. Oregon's streamside rules: Achieving public goals
on private land. Journal of Forestry 95(7):14-19.
*Johnson, R., R. Alig, E. Moore, and R. Moulton. 1997. NIPF landowners' view of regulation.
Journal of Forestry 95(1):23-28.
*Kakoyannis, C. In preparation. The conflict over private property rights in Oregon: An
examination of Measure 7, Oregon's "takings" initiative.
*Beggs, C.E. 2001. Measure 7 ruled unconstitutional. Associated Press. February 23, 2001.
*Wong, P. 2001. Measure 7 reaches state Supreme Court. Statesman Journal. September 10,
* Text of Measure 7.
|TH 1||Forest Certification: A Case Study of a Policy Innovation|
Eric, and John Punches. 1997. Developing markets for certified forest
teaching case study of Collins Pine Company with background notes. Case Study Series
No. 1, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 21 p.
*Fletcher, Rick, and Eric Hansen. 1999. Forest certification trends in North America and
Europe. In preparation for New Zealand Journal of Forestry.
|TH 6||Timber Dependency in the PNW|
Cook, A. 1995. Increasing poverty in timber-dependent areas in Western
Washington. Society and Natural Resources 8(2):97-109
*Robbins, William. 1988. Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon, 1850 - 1986. Seattle:
University of Washington Press. 194 p. Introduction (p. 3-11) and chapters 11 & 12, p.
*Brown, B. 1995. In timber country: Working peoples' stories of environmental conflict and
urban flight. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. In-migrations, timber, and owls:
Background to a transformation (p. 3-37), In the country (p. 37-52), Language,
complexity, and power: Life stories and a community in transition (p. 243-260).
* Novak, T., Savonen, C., Rost, B., and A. Dailey. Part III: Who are the poor? P. 10-16 in A
portrait of poverty in Oregon. Oregon State University, Extension Service. (hand out to
be given in class
|TH 8||Timber Dependency and Sustainable Development|
Sociological Society Task Force on Persistent Rural Poverty. 1993. Persistent
Rural America. Chapter 5, Theories in the study of natural resource-dependent
communities and persistent rural poverty in the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview
Press. p. 135-172.
*Peluso, N., C. Humphrey, and L. Fortmann. 1994. The rock, the beach, and the tidal pool:
People and poverty in natural resource-dependent areas. Society and Natural
*Schoonmaker, Peter K., Bettina von Hagen, and Erin l. Kellogg. A vision for conservation-
based development in the rain forests of home. P. 383 - 406 in Peter Schoonmaker,
Bettina von Hagen, and Edward C. Wolf, eds., The Rain Forests of Home: Profile of a
North American Bioregion. Washington DC: Island Press. 1997. 431 p. (Excerpts)
|TU 13||CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS|
|TH 15||CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS|
|TU 20||CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
CASE STUDY DRAFT DUE
|TU 27||Loose Ends and Leftovers|
|TH 29||Does Tenure Matter?|
|CASE STUDY DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 BY 5 PM|
|TU 4||Finals Week|
|TH 6||Finals Week|
|DATE TBD Potluck Supper with NIPF Owners|