Guiding Principles for Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Community Protection

Arizona Forest Health Advisory Council

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The Arizona Forest Health Advisory Council has developed these Guiding Principles to provide an overall framework for planning and implementing forest ecosystem restoration and community protection projects statewide. The Guiding Principles urge us to think big. Arizona’s forests and the ecological processes that sustain them span landscapes. Assessing needs, identifying priorities, and charting progress toward community protection and forest ecosystem restoration goals must occur within an appropriately large landscape context. The Council’s ultimate hope is that the Guiding Principles will help guide our movement toward sustainable and reciprocal relationships between human communities and forest ecosystems – relationships that sustain the biological, cultural, and economic values that contribute to a healthy democratic society, both now and into the future.

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Arizona Forest Health Advisory Council