- Doty, Jon
University of Maine
A case study of outcome-based forestry in Maine:
- Voluntary policy focused on reducing rule-based approaches to forestry
- Encourages more scientific approaches to forest management
- Enrolled landowner must report a list of harvest management and silvicultural metrics
- Must prove that they are achieving the State’s sustainability goals
This thesis addresses what it means to practice OBF, how the outcomes are achieved, what the effects of enrollment in OBF are, and whether the OBF mitigates the problems of FPA.