Works from TreeSearch to place WWETAC social science works in context
I looked over some publications from the research social scientist based in Seattle (Lee K. Cerveny, Phd in anthropology).
Her “featured work” led me to a collection of 38 items in TreeSearch with the keyword “Social Science Research”
I doubt the list is comprehensive, but the earliest item in this collection is from 1995.
Based on the titles, it looks like the Forest Service started to think about the importance of a social science perspective in the mid 90s (I’ll ask Lee about that).
My intuition is that from a marketing perspective, we must have a “hook” that gets land managers to buy in to the idea that social science is important / worth the time of day.
My fear is if the “hook” is not there to capture interest, few will bother to read any words you and I come up with describing WWETAC social science findings and applications.
I’m hopeful that some of these early works I found will have the “hook” we need. I’ll skim through them today to see if I can find the “hooks.”
Here are the works I pulled from the “Social Science Research” collection in Treesearch that looked potentially valuable for understanding the overall context of social science research for the Forest Service:
1995 Human dimensions in ecosystem management: a USDA Forest Service perspective http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/27070
1995 Humans, forests, and global environmental change: planning a social science research agenda http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/4328
1998 Demonstrating the value of a social science research program to a natural resource management agency
2002 Burning questions: a social science research plan for federal wildland fire management: report to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group https://www.frames.gov/catalog/20224
2003 Humans, Fires, and Forests – Social science applied to fire management http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/14190
2004 Integrating Social Science into the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Social Dimensions of Ecological Change and Ecological Dimensions of Social Change http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/21288
2005 Developing an agenda to guide forest social science, economics, and utilization research http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/7907 “It sets the context for the utilization, economics, and social sciences research and development activities in the Forest Service.”
2007 Using social science to understand and improve wildland fire organizations: an annotated reading list http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/28646
These later publications might provide a useful benchmark for comparison of early social science goals and later outcomes:
2015 Social science findings in the United States http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/49417
2016 The evolution of wilderness social science and future research to protect experiences, resources, and societal benefits http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/51070
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