Creating a Conservation Alternative
for the Manti-La Sal National Forest
Welcome to a literature repository for the upcoming Manti-La Sal National Forest planning process. With your help, we are building a conservation minded alternative to offer a vision for the MLSNF. This plan will observe all the best available science, emphasizing local landscape level conservation, wildlife and wild lands protections,, all while being sensitive to the big picture of global climate and meeting the legal expectations of the forest to provide timber and grazing in the most responsible possible way. We believe firmly that all these values can be considered together with science and long-view thinking as a basis for a multiple use forest that is managed to respect living communities the world over.
This repository is organized into topics that are mandated by the 2012 Forest Planning rule from the US Forest Service. For more information about the rule and forest planning, you can read the Forest Service description of the rule on their website. To view the articles which are already being incorporated in the working draft, click on ‘List of Literature’ above.
If you wish to submit recent and relevant scientific literature to the alternative, please do! Click on the ‘Add a Resource’ tab above, and please fill out all the fields. If the resource is behind a paywall, or may not be accessible online, please upload a PDF or other easy to read format of the full scientific paper. Please write a short but descriptive note of why you want this included, and how you think the knowledge in the resource can be applied. Please do not add resources because you think they may be interesting but you have not read them; it is your help finding and pre-screening articles to see where they fit into an alternative that will make this repository useful!
Please also generate a valid citation for your resource in ISO-690 format and paste it into the ‘Quick Citation’ field of the form. You can do this with help from websites such as the citation machine. Accurate citations will help us to speedily compile a bibliography, and also can help us locate a resource if a web link dies or a file is corrupted.
If you have a username and password to work on this project as a collaborator, you can click on the ‘Collaborators’ tab above to get started. If you would like information on becoming a core collaborator, please contact Mary O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.