Community-Based Wood Biomass Energy
Research will address the question “how can communities in and near the Northern Forest produce and use local forest biomass to meet their energy needs in ways that are sustainable, efficient and fair?” This will be framed within the larger methodological question of “how can universities and communities work together more effectively to share learning and enhance the impacts of sustainability initiatives in the Northern Forest? Results should contribute to the needs of Theme One for an integrated approach to sustainable forest management to meet increasing needs for locally-produced biomass and energy.
The overall projects goals are to:
1. Improve understanding and effectiveness of renewable local wood biomass production and conservation.
2. Together with other project partners, develop a model for consensus-based, community identification and implementation of sustainable, local wood biomass projects.
3. Together with other project partners, create a foundation for improved collaborative learning among universities and forest communities to increase the impact of sustainability initiatives in the Northern Forest.
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