The Fire Learning Network: A Promising Conservation Strategy for Forestry Journal Article uri icon



  • Conservation Learning Networks (CLN) are an emerging conservation strategy for addressing complex resource management challenges that face the forestry profession. The US Fire Learning Network (FLN) is a successful example of a CLN that operates on a national scale. Developed in 2001 as a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service, and land-management agencies of the US Department of the Interior, the FLN has solicited the participation of fire professionals from more than 600 partner organizations to collaboratively design and implement ecological fire restoration strategies. Our review of the FLN provides evidence of the network's ability to improve conservation practices, points to its potential to transform and empower fire management practices and institutions on a national scale, and illustrates the utility of CLNs for other natural resource management challenges. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

publication date

  • April 1, 2010

Full Author List

  • Goldstein BE; Butler WH; Hull RB

Additional Document Info

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  • 120

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  • 125


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