Schedule of Topics and Readings
(subject to change, with notice)
September 2 (no class), 4 Overview: course framework – environment, markets, and governance
Benjamin Cashore, George Hoberg, Michael Howlett, Jeremy Rayner, and Jeremy Wilson, In Search of Sustainability: Forest Policy in British Columbia in the 1990s, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001), pp. 3-7, 17, 20-29 (reading packet)
September 3 523 Tutorial – FSC 1615 – introductory course meeting at overview
September 9: Guest Speaker – Patrick Bixler. Community Forests in the Context of BC’s Tenure System
Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Area-Based Tenure Discussion Paper. 2014. http://engage.gov.bc.ca/foresttenures/files/2014/03/Forest_Tenure_Discuss_Paper.pdf
September 10 523 Tutorial FSC 1615
- Marty Luckert, David Haley, and George Hoberg, Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests: Provincial Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011), Chapter 2 (browse chapter 3)
September 11 Critical Thinking and Policy History, focusing on BC’s Tenure System
Daniel Kahan, “What Is Motivated Reasoning and How Does It Work?, Science and Religion Today May 4, 2011. http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2011/05/04/what-is-motivated-reasoning-and-how-does-it-work/
George Hoberg, “Ambition Without Capacity: Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in the Campbell Era,” forthcoming in The Campbell Revolution: Power and Politics in British Columbia 2001-2011.
September 16 The Two Case Studies: forest carbon mitigation; aftermath of the mountain pine beetle epidemic
Auditor General of BC, An Audit of Carbon Neutral Government, March 2013, http://www.bcauditor.com/files/publications/2013/report_14/report/OAG%20Carbon%20Neutral.pdf, pp 12-31. Note: you are responsible for the general issues and the details of the Darkwoods case, but not responsible for the details of the Encana case.
Special Committee on Timber Supply, Growing Fibre, Growing Value, Victoria: Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, August 2012. http://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/39thparl/session-4/timber/reports/PDF/Rpt-TIMBER-39-4-GrowingFibreGrowingValue-2012-08-15.pdf Pp 1-2, 15-16
September 17 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 – Develop plan for simulation
September 18 Government: the fundamentals of BC government; evolving forest sector governance
Marty Luckert, David Haley, and George Hoberg, Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests: Provincial Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011), Chapter 1
September 23, 25 First Nations: BC’s New Relationship and the revolution in governance
Jason Forsyth, George Hoberg, and Laura Bird, “In Search of Certainty: A Decade of Shifting Strategies for Accommodating First Nations in Forest Policy, 2001-11,” pp. 299-312 in Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press, edited by D.B. Tindall, Ronald L. Trosper and Pamela Perreault. (in reading packet)
Supreme Court of Canada, Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44, June 26, 2014. http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/14246/1/document.do. You may find the entire decision interesting to read, but you are only responsible for the case summary (unnumbered pp. 5-11) and paragraphs 67-88 of main decision.
September 24 523 Tutorial FSC 1615
- Read remainder of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia decision.
September 30, October 2 Interest groups: strategies and resources
Sarah Pralle, Branching Out, Digging In: Environmental Advocacy and Agenda-Setting. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005), Chapter 1 (pp 13-31). (reading packet)
October 1 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 – interest group perspectives
October 7, 9 International context: international conventions; forest certification; market-based strategies by environmental movements; the softwood lumber trade conflict and how the US constrains BC domestic policy sovereignty
Graeme Auld, L. H. Gulbrandsen, and C. McDermott, “Certification Schemes and the Impact on Forests and Forestry,” Annual Review of Environment and Resources (2008) 33 (1):187-211. On line through UBC library http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.environ.33.013007.103754?cookieSet=1
October 8 523 Tutorial FSC 1615
- David Humphreys,”International forest politics.” In: Kutting, Gabriela ed. Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies. London: Routledge, 2010. pp. 135–150.
October 9 – Policy Analysis Tutorial 1: Overview and Problem Definition
October 14, 16 Policy Formulation: the foundations of policy analysis; stakeholder engagement
Review In Search of Sustainability reading from first week
Carl Patton and Sawicki, Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993), 2nd Edition, pp. 52-65 (reading packet)
Drea Cullen et al, “Collaborative Planning in Complex Stakeholder Environments: An Evaluation of a Two-Tiered Collaborative Planning Model,” Society & Natural Resources 2 (2010): 332–350. Read pp. 332-9 only.
October 15 523 Tutorial FSC 1615
- Read remainder of Cullen et al article
October 21 – Midterm
October 22 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 TBA
October 23 Policy Analysis Tutorial 2: Criteria and Alternatives
October 28, 30 – Decision-making: Dilemmas in policy design: choice of instrument, making trade-offs, optimal precision of rules
George Hoberg, “The 6 Percent Solution: The Forest Practices Code, in Cashore et al, In Search of Sustainability, (UBC Press, 2001), pp. 69-75.
Marty Luckert, David Haley, and George Hoberg, Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests: Provincial Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011), pp. 97-102
Forest Practices Board, A Decade in Review: Observations on Regulation of Forest and Range Practices in British Columbia, Special Report, FPB/SR/46, May 2014, http://www.fpb.gov.bc.ca/SR46_A_Decade_in_Review_Observations_on_Regulations_of_Forest_and_Range_Practices_in_BC.pdf
October 29 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 Topic and reading TBA
October 30 Policy Analysis Tutorials 3 and 4: Consequences and Comparing Alternatives
November 4, 6 The Implementation challenge: how policies can change as they are implemented; factors contributing to successful implementation; tradeoffs between conditions for policy adoption and implementation 5
David Weimer and Aidan Vining, Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 4th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005), pp. 274-280. (reading packet)
Karen Price, Audrey Roburn, Andy MacKinnon, “Ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest,” Forest Ecology and Management 258 (2009) 495–503. (available on line through UBC Library)
November 5 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 Topic and reading TBA
November 6 Policy Analysis Tutorial 5: Analysis vs Advocacy
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 12 523 Tutorial FSC 1615 Topic and reading TBA
November 13 New values – using the forest for carbon mitigation
November 18, 20 Comparative context: how BC policy and practices compares to other jurisdictions
Constance McDermott, Benjamin Cashore, and Peter Kanowski, Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison, (London: Earthscan, 2010), Chapter 3, “Canada and the United States.” (in reading packet) Read 71-86, 95-100 (on riparian rules), and summary (113-115).
November 19 523 Simulation 12-4
November 25, 27, Conclusion
Marty Luckert, David Haley, and George Hoberg, Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests: Provincial Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices, (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011), Chapter 6